Watch: Julian Casablancas, Noam Chomsky talk democracy, magic wands, more for ‘S.O.S. – Earth Is a Mess’

The Strokes frontman launched the series in partnership with 'Rolling Stone'

Julian Casablancas has interviewed American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky as part of his S.O.S. – Earth Is A Mess interview series.

Casablancas and Chomsky spoke virtually, but in the clip, Chomsky appears as a giant, floating, multi-coloured head, asking Chomsky about the changing landscape of American democracy, his work in linguistics, and more. As the interview comes to a close, Casablancas even asks Chomsky what he would do if he had a magic wand.

“If I had a magic wand, I would get people to understand… let’s take the environment, which is the most crucial issue we face,” Chomsky responds. “You can’t overestimate: we have maybe a decade or two, that’s it, in which we can decide to get the heating of the environment under control. If we don’t do it, we’re finished.”

Watch the interview in full below.
 

 
The series, which Casablancas launched in partnership with Rolling Stone back in October, has seen The Strokes frontman interviewing Chris Hedges, Andrew Yang, and Amy Goodman.