03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

COP15 Interview: Thom Yorke Slams "G-8 Vibe"

Mr. Yorke goes to Copenhagen and doesn't find much to like.

The Radiohead frontman confesses to being out of his element among the diplomats and business people at COP15. For starters, they're dressed in suits and he is wearing red pants. Of the politicians in attendance Thom Yorke says, "You don't get any more stale and stultifying than this."

Yorke goes on to criticize the control that, in his opinion, developed countries have had over negotiations meant to include 190 nations. He expresses frustration at "the G-8 vibe" and finds it comparable to recent WTO and G-8 gatherings. Yorke's interest in climate change? He explains his involvement in a landmark U.K. climate bill for which he was "the hairy mascot."

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