Peru’s Citizens’ Movement for Climate Change (MOCICC) has released a new music video created by 20 of the country’s top artists to call attention to the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen this week.
The new song, “The Time is Now" will be performed at a concert in Lima on December 10 as a prelude to the Global Day of Action for Climate Change. The song is an adaptation of the classic “Beds are Burning” (by the Australian group, Midnight Oil), which is part of the global “Tck tck tck” climate change campaign. The concert audience will form a huge human clock as a signal to Copenhagen that time is short and world leaders must act.
“We ant to get the idea across that time is running out and that the Heads of State must rise to the challenge,” remarks Frank Boeren of Oxfam International, which collaborated on the music video with MOCICC. He emphasized that if we are to achieve any results in Copenhagen, citizens must take action.
William Luna, a performer of Andean music, explains that the video aims to raise awareness and calls for polluters to pay the costs of climate change adaptation in poor countries. “We need to be aware of what is happening. I am from Cusco. I grew up in a place where there were clear springs of water and now they are no longer there. We always used to hear frogs croaking in the woods, and now there aren’t any.”