Sunday, July 08, 2007

Live Earth - Eh?

Last night I sat down and watched a bit of Al Gore's Live Earth concerts and, when not distracted by the Pussycat Doll's gyrations, was left a bit baffled about the whole thing.

Lot's have people have said "Why should we listen to what all these rich rock stars jetting their way around the world, burning masses of energy in huge concerts have to say about climate change?". Well we didn't ask the same about rich rock stars and Live Aid/Live 8, so why are we so cynical about this one?

I suppose the problem came down to "what are they trying to do?". Raise money? Raise "awareness"? Lecture the audience? But none of these actually happened - just a big gig.

The BBC seemed to have the same problem - Jonathan Ross looked very uncomfortable presenting and no-one seemed to know whether it was a celebration or a protest (the PCDs didn't seem to know anything at all, bless their little hotpants). I switched off after Madonna shouted "If you want to save the planet, make some NOOOOOIZE" which I could have accepted from Spinal Tap, but not from some supposedly being serious.

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At 8:16 AM, Blogger eredux said...

Check this US Carbon Footprint Map out, has United States Interactive Carbon Footprint Map, illustrating Greenest States. This site has all sorts of stats on individual State energy consumptions, demographics and State energy offices.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger p phelps said...

I DID feel the same way about live 8 -were they fund rasing (etc) ... surley live earth was at least doing that?


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