In an exclusive cover story in Ebony
) commemorating the 25th anniversary of the release of "Thriller," the largest selling album of all time, Michael Jackson spoke about global warming when asked about the shape of the world:
"I'm very concerned about the plight of the international global warming phenomenon. I knew it was coming, but I wish they would have gotten people's interest sooner. But it's never too late. It's been described as a runaway train; if we don't stop it, we'll never get it back. So we have to fix it, now."
But when asked about the presidential race, he seemed to contradict himself on addressing global warming:
"To tell you the truth, I don't follow that stuff. We were raised to not...[he trails off here but is referring to his Jehovah Witness upbringing]...we don't look to man to fix the problems of the world, we don't. They can't do it. That's how I see it. It's beyond us. Look, we don't have control over the grounds, they can shake. We don't have control over the seas, they can have tsunamis. We don't have control over the skies, there are storms. We're all in God's hands."
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