Tweet of the Week: Jay Inslee and Lil Nas X

We’d love to see what a collab between Gov. Jay Insee and rapper Lil Nas X would look like but more than that it’s great to see artists using their platform to talk about climate change. Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road is easily the biggest hit of the summer and he’s previously stated that one of the lines from the song is about climate change.

Why This Matters: When pop culture mentions climate change it normalizes it and makes people think of it as a major issue. If the 1985 Live Aid concert was any indication, celebrities coming out for important issues and causes can galvanize the public and attract the necessary attention to solve big problems. Perhaps, as Queen’s Brian May suggested, it’s time for a Live Aid for climate change…perhaps Lil Nas X can lead the charge and make it happen?



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