However, he closed the speech by taking a shot at those who deny climate change, before launching into his rendition of Bill Withers" "Lean on Me'.
"As we should begin to love and value our planet, and anyone who believes that there's no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent".
Music legend Stevie Wonder says he wants people who don't believe in climate change to open their eyes. He performed at Hillary Clintons campaign events and serenaded her on her 69th birthday while donning a black jacket emblazoned with 1st female prez on the front, and her name down the sleeves.
"The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day", Beyonce said in a pre-taped video that aired during the benefit. "We have to prepared for what comes next so tonight we come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, help our communities, to lift our spirits and heal", she concluded. Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to the Southern United States. The combined damage caused by the storms have been estimated to range between $150 billion to $290 billion.
It was recorded that after an hour of performances in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio, the telethon had raised $14.55 million with more expected, as calls kept coming in.
Wonder has been a vocal climate activist. She added she thought times "couldn't possibly get worse", but then the hurricanes hit. "This is the time that the president and the EPA and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change".