“As an American, I hope that this helps to rally our nation and once again we can lead the world in what is the most important challenge we face in the 21st-century,” says music producer Jerry Cope in regards to a new celebrity track aimed to raise awareness for climate change.
Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, and Colbie Caillat are among the group of collaborating artists for “Love Song to the Earth,” which is part of a global campaign ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, reports Rolling Stone.
“Every time the song is purchased, streamed, or shared, the royalties go directly towards the efforts of Friends of the Earth to keep fossil fuels in the ground and lower carbon emissions, and to the work of the U.N. Foundation to inspire international action on climate change,” reads the song’s official website.
Fans are also encouraged to sign a petition to “tell world leaders to stop debating and start taking action on climate change.”
“We wanted to create a song to unify voices in a positive uplifting chorus to support the world’s leaders as they gather in Paris this December,” said Cope. “We wanted to finally forge a binding ambitious global climate change treaty to address carbon omissions and anthropogenic [effects] that is resulting from human behavior climate change.”
The group has released a lyric track, singing “Keep it Safe,” to highlight the severity of the issue, and the consequences if people don’t take urgent action to combat climate change.
“It’s not about possessions, money, or religion, how many years we might live,” they sing.
Give the song a listen below: