Surely, you’ve all heard about Al Gore’s “Live Earth” global concert series. As if our climate crisis wasn’t obvious enough, now we need the biggest concert ever staged on earth to shed awareness on global warming. Hellooooooooo.
Has anyone ever considered just what it takes to bring 100 live acts to a concert? Just how does all the equipment get there, anyway, on the backs of bicycles? Will the lighting be solar powered? Will the musicians take public transit? Will Madonna swim across the ocean?
I like what Roger Daltrey said in London’s Sun:
Bollocks to that! The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert. I can’t believe it. Let’s burn even more fuel. We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are so huge I don’t know what a rock concert’s ever going to do to help.
Slightly related, MoveOn.org sent me another e-mail five minutes ago. This is the group that hosted all these viewings of Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in people’s homes, with the one caveat being you’d have to drive there. They offered no public transit information whatsoever.
So, while they complain about the destruction of the earth’s atmosphere, now they’re simultanesously complaining about the rising cost of gas and how it will crimp Americans summer plans, and we’ve got to do something about it.
The horrors! Says MoveOn.org (emphasis my own):
As of yesterday, gas prices are the highest in U.S. history—we just passed the 1981 record, even adjusted for inflation.1 Prices could reach $4.00 per gallon in parts of the country, just in time to crimp summer vacation plans. As consumers suffer, the oil industry continues to reap the windfall—breaking profit records on an almost quarterly basis. It’s outrageous!
Oh no. God forbid we see more Americans riding the train.