The icon has hit out against plans to build power plants and dams in her home country that will harm nature and wildlife
Time is getting dangerously close to running out. That’s what Björk told everyone this morning at a press conference in Iceland, while wearing the best beaded head cage environmentalist activism has ever seen.
Unfortuntely, plans have been made to build over 50 dams and power plants in her home country, plans which could have an irreversible and devastating impact on Iceland’s wildlife. “Icelanders have a deadline,” the singer explained on behalf of Project the Park, a group which seeks to preserve Iceland’s nature and wildlife. “We have eleven more days to protest this plans. We propose to start a national park in our highlands. We ask the world to support us against our government. Help us to protect our wilderness.”
The problem with the developers grand power plans is that 90 per cent of all energy in Iceland already goes to heavy industry and cannot provide the energy needed to complete the project. The opposing plan proposed by Björk and Protect the Park suggests building a national park in Iceland’s highlands and prevent any potential destruction of nature. “I’m not forcing my views on Icelanders,” she explained. “I know 80 per cent of Icelanders support this.”
“I’ve decided to put all my energy into Iceland and all my time away from my music I’ve put into this battle," she said. "I can be more valuable here in Iceland and get more done than…if I were to fly around the world and fight global warming. We’re all doing this in our free time, we’re volunteers. We’re artists pretending we’re really good at statistics!”
Björk doesn’t just want the help of native Icelanders. She addressed the foreign press in the room, asking for the world’s help. “Your support means a lot, just to say you agree with us means a lot. Your views mirror back here to the people in power.”