American singer and poet Patti Smith called on young people to take action to confront the climate crisis that is causing exceptional heat waves this summer.
"The climate emergency in the world is a matter that transcends politics (...) Where can we focus our hopes if not on young people?" .
"We hope that the new generations will achieve better climate achievements than we have, and we will give them our support," added the artist, who came to Colombia to present her latest project "Corespondance" at the Cristobal Colon Theater.
The punk rock star, who achieved great fame during the seventies of the twentieth century, explained that her latest work "deals with issues of migration, the climate crisis and what we face as human beings."
And with heat waves recorded in North Africa, southern Europe, and most of the United States, July 2023 is poised to be the hottest month ever documented and perhaps the hottest in thousands of years, according to the US space agency (NASA).
Smith, who entered the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” museum in 2007 and became famous for her album “Horses” (1975), added, “I hope that everyone will be encouraged to take action, not just young people (...) and think about their work and what can be done for our world politically and artistically, in every possible way.” ".