Midnight Oil’s 1987 song, “Beds Are Burning” has been rewritten and adopted as the cultural focus point for climate change activism in the Time for Climate Justice campaign led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s new organization, the Global Humanitarian Forum. The new mix, featured in this music video, is available to download free on iTunes and is featured in a music video featured on YouTube.
Kofi Annan appears on a subway poster, starting the 4:25 minute music video featuring Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Jamie Cullum, Melanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard, Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Lily Allen, Manu Katche, Bob Geldof, Youssou N’Dour, Yannick Noah and many more.
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The song was driven by one of the co-founders of the TckTckTck campaign, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s new organization, the Global Humanitarian Forum, and their partners global advertising giant Havas Worldwide and their film production arm, The:Hours.
Mr Annan said: “Climate change is the greatest humanitarian challenge facing mankind today. And it is a challenge that has a grave injustice at its heart. It is the major developed economies of the world which contribute the overwhelming majority of global greenhouse emissions. But it is the poorer and least developed nations that are hit hardest by its impact. By downloading the song, people from around the world will add their names to this growing global petition, and together we will create such a noise our leaders will listen”.