Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8th 1949. Sigourney is an American actress. Her best known role is that of Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies. She is also very well known for her portrayal of the character of Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters movies. Sigourney played the starring role of Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist and was Dr Grace Augustine in Avatar in 2009. Sigourney’s’ work has been recognized with three Academy Award nominations and with winning Golden Globe Awards for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl.
On April 22nd, 2010 Sigourney was interviewed by Frederic J Frommer from the Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington. The interview is on concerns over climate change. Sigourney Weaver urges action to protect the oceans of the world. She feels that the oceans of the world are often left out of action to assist in the reduction of global warming. It is her belief that the oceans of the world are sensitive to carbon dioxide pollution, and she is urging law makers to pass legislation to limit carbon emissions.
A report from the National Research Council (USA), found that the chemistry of the ocean is changing faster than it has for hundreds of thousands of years. It is because of the carbon dioxide being absorbed from the atmosphere that this is occurring. The result of this change in chemistry is the increased acidity of the oceans, which poses a threat to marine life. The acidification of the oceans has been called Global warming’s evil twin. Sigourney hopes that the legislators will put aside their differences and enact climate and energy legislation to move America into a clean energy economy. She is also urging that steps be taken to protect marine and coastal habitats and reducing pollution.
James Cameron and Sigourney have participated in panel discussions on global environmental policies and on sustainability on Capitol Hill during April (2010). She feels that she is able to represent a lot of the American people who feel that there is urgency to dealing with the issues of climate change. For Sigourney Weaver this is a point of which she feels great passion. She was also at Capitol Hill to screen a documentary that she narrates titled Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification. This documentary was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council.