What hap­pened last night?

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - NEWS -

For the past few weeks in Sun­day, we’ve tried to steer clear of red pol­i­tics or blue pol­i­tics or any­thing that might seem bi­ased ei­ther way. But it’s no state se­cret what colour the sub­ject of to­day’s cover story is – Lucy Lawless is green. As green as the pas­tures from which gal­lons of ef­flu­ent flow. As green as the Arc­tic ocean, which is turn­ing that hue as mas­sive blooms of plank­ton flour­ish be­neath thin­ning sheets of ice. As green as the suit on a cheeky Ir­ish elf chew­ing a fourleaf clover (OK, get­ting off topic…)

She’s an in­spi­ra­tion, which is a hack­neyed thing to say. But it’s true, be­cause read­ing about her makes you want to climb onto an oil drilling ship and be all like “nah!” when you’re told to get off. Some ac­tresses use their fame to push their own brand of scented can­dle or to start a revo­lu­tion in skin care. But our Lucy uses hers to fight the big­gest is­sues fac­ing this planet.

Writ­ing this days in ad­vance, I don’t know who won last night. But I think we can all agree (well, apart from a few com­plete mo­rons among us) that the is­sue of cli­mate change is big­ger than any other on the political ta­ble. Right wing or left, we all want to swim in our rivers. Or, at least have that op­tion. We all want our grand­chil­dren to live in a world that isn’t half un­der­wa­ter.

Whether you’re feel­ing happy or dis­ap­pointed to­day, I hope you read our cover story on page 10 and feel mo­ti­vated to join in a big­ger cam­paign.

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