Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Earth Kills Earth

The live earth concert has come and gone, with some estimates suggesting that the concert produced as much as 74,500 tonnes of deadly greenhouse gases.

Live Earth's official sponsor by the way is the Chevrolet, hmm... interetsing.

Of course the fact that people like Madonna and Bon Jovi can be playing at the concert, who loves to jet set around on her private jet should raise a few eyebrows. As Martin Durkin suggests

I think [the concert is] a combination of hypocrisy and ignorance because the idea of Al Gore and Madonna telling us the world is consuming too much makes the mind boggle. But ignorance because so few people are prepared to actually look at the evidence and there is so much evidence now that flatly contradicts the notion of man-made global warming. I think this is political prejudice rather than science.

Bon Jovi's private Jet:

And TimesOnline suggest that the religion has found its second coming:

As the Live Earth concerts rolled out around the globe, each blessed with Gore’s presence, either live or on giant screens, it became clear that the failed presidential candidate has metamorphosed into a prophet.

But nothing can me more hilarious than the poor turn out at Johannesburg and the reasons blamed for it. You guessed it global warming. But not because it was too hot, but because it was too cold.

Officials at Live Earth Johannesburg have blamed the effects of climate change for poor audience attendance at Saturday's South African event. Organiser John Langford believes extremely cold weather in the region - it snowed last week for the first time in a quarter of a century - kept people away from the concert

Madonna using an ELECTRIC guitar. She should go green, go acoustic.


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.

Monica said...

Criticizing Live Earth for its environmental impact is a lame argument. How do you propose to reach 2 billion people without using energy? Promoting your cause from a cave only works if you are Al-Qaeda.

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression this concert was to help spread the word and to reach people. Duh, think about it! Not hard to figure out.

Jonathan Lowe said...

Reaching people is a good thing, but as Bob Geldof says:

"But why is Gore actually organizing them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect? Everybody's known about that problem for years. We are all [expletive] conscious of global warming."

It's really is just a pop contest to increase in popularity. It wont change anything.

Anonymous said...

Live Earth reaching 2 billion people is just another myth. Best estimates would be around 16 million (Reuters).
The Chinese, who are being demonised for emitting so much, must have had the "Live Earth" too: they have a national Green Belt program for planting billions of trees and dratic population control called "single child program" (don't miss the target, human demographics is the worst environmental offender). But it was... thirty years ago.
Yups, I should have said to Gore that at least 1,3 billion people are ALREADY aware.

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