Julia Roberts: "Mother Nature" is Speaking
Julia Roberts is an American actress and producer. She gained fame through multiple movies, the most well known of which are Pretty Woman (1990), Wonder (2017), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), Mystic Pizza (1988), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and Ocean’s Eleven (2001). She has won three Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting.
In addition to her exceptionally successful acting career, Julia has been on the frontier of those fighting for the prevention of climate change.
Earlier in her career, Julia took part in a movie depicting the true life of Erin Brockovich, an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist, who was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993. Julia, playing the part of Brockovich, defeated an environmentally destructive company in an infamous court case.
In 2014, Julia played the role of Mother Nature in a television series called “Nature is Speaking”, which gathered a group of celebrities including Harrison Ford, Penélope Cruz, Kevin Spacey, and Edward Norton, which aimed to spread the opinions of celebrities who are advocates of addressing the universal issue: climate change. Julia narrated the following lines:
Some call me "nature".
Others call me "Mother Nature."
I've been here for over four and a half billion years,...
...22,500 times longer than you.
I don't really need people.
But people need me.
Yes, your future depends on me.
When I thrive, you thrive.
When I falter, you falter, or worse.
But I've been here for eons.
I have fed species greater than you.
And I have starved species greater than you.
My oceans, my soil, my flowing streams, my forests.
They all can take you, or leave you.
How you choose to live each day, whether you regard or disregard me,...
Doesn't really matter to me.
One way or the other,...
Your actions will determine your fate, not mine.
I am nature.
I will go on.
I am prepared to evolve.
Julia has also contributed to several other nonprofits and charities to raise awareness about and address the issue of global warming. She is a person who has the power to make a lot of difference and reach many people by addressing the issue of climate change. She says, “I’ve always been an environmentalist, but my life changed the day I had children. I realized that I wasn’t doing enough to protect the planet. People need nature and of course I want my children to have the best possible opportunity in life. I also realized how important it was for me to raise them to be conscientious people that are aware of their impact on the Earth.”