Many entertainers seem to be taking action in the battle against climate change. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s a massive issue that many of us are taking action only after reports that our planet is already in bad shape. The only way some of us see a bright side to it is the amount of awareness going around social media platforms. Recently, there has been an increasing number of performers who have constantly been contributing money to create an impact on Earth’s better and hopefully, distant future.
“The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face,” the Pink Floyd frontman said. David Gilmour, the former Pink Floyd frontman, has reportedly sold more than $21 million worth or Php 1 billion worth of the guitars that he owns where it became a record-breaking auction.
As the auction was hosted by Christie’s in New York City, Christie’s has called it “the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars” and “the most valuable musical instruments sale in auction history.”
A total of 126 instruments were bought by a crowd of bidders. The instruments included Gilmour’s iconic black Fender Stratocaster which was used to record the band’s most famous albums including “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall.”
Apparently, it has been reported that the proceeds from the auction will be going to a nonprofit international environmental law organization called ClientEarth wherein ultimately, there will be no money going to pink from the massive donation.
“The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face, and we are within a few years of the effects of global warming being irreversible,” Gilmour shares. “We need a civilized world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.”
“The law is one of the most powerful tools we have to tackle the world’s increasing environmental problems,” he said. “This gift is a phenomenal boost to our work using the law to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will allow us to play an even greater role in addressing the climate crisis and securing a healthy planet for future generations.”
What do you think about this incredible gesture?