“The Office” star Rainn Wilson has announced that he will be changing his name on social media platforms to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson to raise awareness about climate change.
The actor made the news known in a video uploaded on Twitter on Wednesday in support of the United Nations climate conference in Egypt this week.
Wilson changed his name on Arctic Basecamp’s website, Arctic Risk Name Generator, where the actor is a board member.
“With the help of my science friends at Arctic Basecamp, I changed my name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson,” he said in the video. “This is no joke. I am as serious as the melting Arctic, which is amplifying global risks, including extreme weather events around the world.”
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“I hope this name change draws attention to this growing… er, melting problem. We need world leaders at COP27 to notice this and take action. The Arctic is melting at millions of liters per second, but this problem doesn’t seem to matter. make a name for itself, so it’s up to us to make a name for it,” Wilson added.
“Go to ArcticRiskName.org and create a name that draws attention to this issue. Then – and this is the most important part – change your social media profile or display name to match your new ArcticRisk name. And if enough of us If we do this, perhaps COP27 will be the place where our world leaders will sit up and notice Arctic risks and introduce a solution.”
In a follow-up tweet, Wilson shared that Twitter will not allow him to change his name due to Elon Musk’s new corporate policy.
“PS THEY DON’T LET MY NAME CHANGE BECAUSE, ELON!” Wilson wrote.
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He also called on other Hollywood stars to join the movement. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cardi B, Jack Black and Samuel L. Jackson were some of the names he mentioned.