Donald Sutherland calls out inaction on climate change: 'Attitude at the UN is bulls---'
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Actor Donald Sutherland tore into world leaders for what he calls a lack of action to combat climate change, saying the attitude at the United Nations is “bullshit.”

The Canadian vented his frustrations while promoting his latest film, “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” at the San Sebastian Film Festival, according to a Variety report on Thursday.


“I have children, I have grandchildren, and the world that I have left them, and am going to leave them, is not one they’ll be able to live in,” Sutherland said. “[In China] individuals now have to pollinate flowers because there are no more bees. When you’re driving your car, there are no more bugs on your windscreen. We’ve lost 2.5 billion birds. That’s what we should be talking about.”

The 84-year-old Golden Globe winner was also asked about his work in “The Hunger Games” films, a dystopian science fiction book-turned-movie series.

Sutherland said he took the role as the fictional President Coriolanus Snow because he thought starring in the blockbuster young adult franchise “could energize the youth of the United States and politicize them — revolutionize them, maybe.”

“It didn’t,” he said, according to Variety, “but it had a shot.”

The performer’s remarks come after the U.N. hosted a Climate Action Summit in New York City earlier this week.

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg went viral for her speech railing against world leaders, saying they have “stolen my dreams, my childhood, with your empty words.”

"People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of the mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you,” Thunberg added.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE, a climate change skeptic, stopped at the event for roughly 10 minutes.