After taping themselves to a Picasso artwork at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on Sunday, two climate activists with Extinction Rebellion were taken into custody.
According to the group’s Twitter account, the activists adhered to the glass covering of “Picasso’s Massacre in Korea,” holding a sign that said “Climatic Chaos Equals War and Famine,” to draw attention to the link between climate collapse and human suffering.
The group quoted naturalist and TV host David Attenborough as saying, “If we continue on our current path, we will face the breakdown of everything that gives us our security, leading to conflict.”
According to a devastating new analysis, Australia’s ecology is “poor and deteriorating.”
According to Victoria police, the protestors entered the gallery’s lower level before a man and woman applied adhesive to the roof at about 12:40 p.m. local time.
Just after 2:00 p.m., a 59-year-old male from the suburbs of Melbourne and a 49-year-old woman from the state of New South Wales were taken out of the painting.
According to Victoria police, a 49-year-old guy was also detained along with the two.
According to Extinction Rebellion, no artwork was damaged in the incident.
According to a significant UN-backed report published this year, climate change is on track to fundamentally alter life as we know it on Earth, and unless global warming is drastically slowed, billions of people and other species will eventually reach a point where they can no longer adapt to the new normal.
According to a report based on years of research by hundreds of scientists, the effects of human-caused climate change are more significant than previously believed. The report’s authors warn, however, that these effects are occurring much more quickly and are more disruptive and widespread than scientists anticipated 20 years ago.
The report’s analysts also noted that those who contribute the least to the issue are the ones who suffer the most.