While some people choose to throw soup at priceless works of art, actor Rainn Wilson takes a different approach to drawing attention to the ongoing threat of climate change. According to reportsWilson changes name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson. The office and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story actor says that the drastic change of his name is “not a joke,” and it’s to support a campaign run by the climate change advocacy group Arctic Basecamp.
Join us and @rainnwilson in drawing attention to the melting problem. We need world leaders to take action @COP27P Fast #Arctic warming poses enormous global risks. Still, this problem can’t seem to create a name for itself, so we’ll create a name for it…
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— Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp (@ArcticBasecamp) November 9, 2022
As a board member of the organization, Wilson is a strong supporter of the group’s mission to warn the world about climate change. The name change came before Basecamp’s participation in the UN COP 27 in Egypt.
“With the help of my scientist friends at Arctic Basecamp, I have changed my name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson. This is not a joke, I am as serious as the melting Arctic, which amplifies global risks, including extreme weather events around the globe, “ Wilson wrote in a video posted to Arctic Basecamp’s social media.
“I hope this name change brings attention to this growing…er, melting problem. We need world leaders at COP27 to take notice and act. The Arctic is melting at millions of liters per second, but this problem seems to doesn’t make a name for itself, so it’s up to us to make a name for it.”
Although some world leaders ignore the growing threat of climate change, there is no doubting the rapid pace at which parts of the world are changing due to extreme weather conditions and alarming environmental changes. Wilson’s goal is to encourage more people to change their names to raise awareness of the ongoing threat to our existence.
“If enough of us do this, maybe COP27 will be where our world leaders sit up and notice Arctic risks and introduce a solution,” Wilson said.
What do you think of Rainn Wilson changing its name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson? Is he on to something, or will people standing in the way of progress laugh his efforts off as a desperate joke? Let us know what you think in the comments.