“The Workplace” star Rainn Wilson has modified his identify to Rainnfall Warmth Wave Excessive Winter Wilson to protest local weather change.
The actor made the announcement through a Twitter video on Wednesday, timed to the United Nations local weather change convention COP27 in Egypt this week.
Wilson, a board member of Arctic Basecamp, modified his identify through a web site referred to as Arctic Danger Title Generator which inspires guests to turn into an “Arctic identify changer.”
Though Wilson mentioned of his identify change “This isn’t a joke,” it’s unclear whether or not the actor and activist plans to formally change his identify on authorities paperwork. At present his Twitter and Instagram handles stay @RainnWilson. His full given identify is Rainn Percival Dietrich Wilson.
“With the assistance of my scientist mates at Arctic Basecamp, I’ve modified my identify to Rainnfall Warmth Wave Excessive Winter Wilson,” Wilson mentioned in a press release. “This isn’t a joke, I’m as critical because the melting Arctic, which amplifies world dangers together with excessive climate occasions across the globe.”
“I’m hoping this identify change brings consideration to this rising… er, melting subject. We want world leaders at COP27 to take discover and take motion. The Arctic is melting at tens of millions of litres per second, but this drawback can’t appear to make a reputation for itself, so it’s as much as us to make a reputation for it.
“Go to ArcticRiskName.org and create a reputation that may convey consideration to this drawback. Then — and that is the essential half — change your social media profile or show identify to match your new ArcticRisk identify. And if sufficient of us do that, then possibly COP27 might be the place our world leaders sit up and see Arctic dangers and introduce an answer.”