Instead of attending Sweden’s leading film awards, Gustaf Skarsgård joined Greenpeace in Antarctica
The Swedish actor didn’t show up at last Monday night’s gala. In fact, he was at the other side of the world.
Since 1964, Guldbaggen has celebrated outstanding contributions to Swedish film. For this year’s award, Swedish actor Gustaf Skarsgård, together with Matias Varela, was nominated in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category for the movie ”438 days”. But instead of Stockholm, Skarsgård is in Antarctica on a research expedition with Greenpeace. The purpose, according to Greenpeace, is to ”pay attention to the threats of our oceans and the urgent need to protect them through a strong global agreement that is now being discussed within the U.N.” Skarsgård comments that ”it is painfully clear how bad it is posed with our oceans, were we’re facing a potential disaster. The humans are responsible for the crisis, and together we must act to solve it”.
During their time in Antarctica, scientists will investigate how climate change, plastic contamination, and industrial fishing affect its unique environment and wildlife. The group will investigate six islands around the Antarctic peninsula and using drones to examine the population levels for chinstrap penguins in the region. The goal of their research is to give important clues of how the climate crisis and industrial fishing is affecting the wildlife. Another research group will also study microplastic contaminants and whales’ movements in the southern Arctic Ocean.
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