Actor Rainn Wilson announced himself with a new name on social media on Thursday,

dubbing himself "Rainnfall Heat Wave Rising Sea Levels Wilson" in an effort to spread awareness about climate change.

Wilson called it a "cheap prank" and described it as such. 

The "Office" star posted a video on behalf of the environmental organization Arctic

Basecamp outlining the global effects of weather changes in the Arctic. 

In his video, Wilson stated that "what happens in the Arctic, doesn't remain in the Arctic.

We are all at risk from extreme weather occurrences as the polar ice caps melt, according to the report.

In light of the fact that world leaders are currently convening in Egypt for the COP27 international climate change conference

Wilson claimed that changing his name and encouraging others to do the same will assist to raise awareness of these threats. 

I've changed my identity on Twitter, Instagram, and even on my nice writing paper as a cheap little stunt to help save planet Earth, he joked