On Friday, Hollywood star Jane Fonda made a controversial statement asserting that climate change is solely caused by men, particularly white men.
She further suggested that “those men” must be arrested and imprisoned.
She also blamed the “patriarchy” and “racism” for global warming.
Speaking at a career retrospective at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Jane Fonda promoted her radical climate activism efforts, saying the world has “about seven, eight years” to cut fossil fuel consumption in half.
She also said “poor people of color” as well as populations in the southern hemisphere will be hit hardest by global warming.
“It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men,” she said.
Later, Fonda continued her anti-male climate harangue.
“It’s good for us all to realize, there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy,” she continued.
“A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom,” she added.
Fonda failed to mention that China, which isn’t run by white men, ranks as the world’s largest polluter, emitting more greenhouse gases than all developed nations combined.
“So when I say that I’m fighting the climate crisis, I also feel that I’m fighting patriarchy and racism. It’s important because we have to get out of the silos — feminists over here, environmentalists over here. That’s what I learned when I started being an activist around the Vietnam War,” the actress said.
“The more you go down any issue, whatever it is, you realize that it’s all connected. And if we solve the climate crisis and we haven’t solved those other things, we’re gonna be in trouble,” she concluded.
Fonda’s climate activism began in earnest in 2019 when she led a series of protests in Washington, including one where she was arrested on Capitol Hill.
She has since organized “Firedrill Fridays” — a series of in-person and virtual climate protests that recruit Hollywood celebrities to champion her cause.
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