Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Live Earth: Now That is a Fucking Amazingly Good Idea!


There has been a lot of cynicism about live earth.

So here are my thoughts:
1. Its an amazingly good idea, really, just a brilliant event, and not before time!
2. In the UK we have high awareness of Climate Change, this is also the case in parts of the US, but globally this is far from the case, therefore raising awareness is vital.
3. They will try and make it low carbon; they will use offsets, good, offsets by well run companies are a sensible choice, they wont completely succeed.
4. I really don't care if it isn't low carbon! That misses the point by such a margin...can people actually use that as an argument against? The effect of this event on billions of people, and in 'agenda setting' for politicians is much more important.
5. Yes there will be private jets, yes we are living in a society that has developed in a carbon intensive manner but we need to force the government to enact policies to encourage low carbon and more efficient technologies, and enable social change...all of this is what the event is about we aren't going to ban concerts of any type because of climate change, come on get real.

So that was deffense. Now offence.

Stop putting on ridiculous 'counter concerts' if you are a 'deep green' or
any sort of commit ed environmentalist then you should be at these concerts chatting to
people at a moment when they are uniquely likely to ask questions and join your
groups...its a huge opportunity!

So where can you read more about live earth?



Official website. Official Blog. MSN Website with loads of videos. Wikipedia.

What about coverage?


BBC Live Earth. XFM. NBC.

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1 Comments:

At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another good Idea:

http://www.withyouitspossible.com

 

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