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Monday, July 9, 2007

Live Earth Rocks!

I just think that there is no problem at all with the "Live Earth" tour. Does it create some carbon emissions? Yes, but so does breathing. That doesn't mean that I condone useless or unimportant GHG emissions (breathing isn't without import), but the "Live Earth" tour is not useless OR unimportant. It is quite the opposite indeed!

I guess I think it's okay because what the entire show is about world-wide is the furthering and spreading forth of global warming education to the masses. A concert medium is an appropiate and effective way to appeal to a younger audience, which is the demographic we really need to educate if you think about it. All should be educated wherever possible, of course, but many of the decision makers that will make some of the most important decisions regarding our planet are attending classes right now, even as we speak...or type for that matter.

So go ahead and buy a ticket if you live near one of the tour venues. Enjoy some good music, good times, and good education that will most likely move you to action. Live Earth Rocks!!!


Anonymous said...

Will millions of people change the bulbs in their homes to CFLs? Will they shut off the lights and appliances when they're not using them? I believe they will. What do you think?

Note: Al Gore has lost about 30 pounds. And Live Earth was a global Al Gore love fest. Is his 2008 announcement again possible? Stay tuned

The Green Blog said...

I'm so torn on whether or not he will announce. Just when I think he will, he does or says something that causes me to think otherwise. He'd be a popular democratic much that I think he just might win the office. (He'd get almost every green party vote and many independent party votes)

The Katzbox said...

My guess is that Al Gore will NOT run. I don't know why I'm going on the record about it, it's just a gut thang. That said, I hope the concert raises consciousness and moves people to action. Gore is way popular but he may be more POWERFUL as a noncandidate...but I'll tell you what, he's interesting as all get out to watch.

dubby said...

The Live Earth concert-goers were asked to support a seven point pledge:
1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become 'carbon neutral;'
3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.
I had a hard a time finding the points, although I had heard them mentioned. They were lost in the news stories. I think the purposes would be better served if they were clearly divided between what we as citizens must do in our own lives, and what they should encourage the government to do.
Perhaps I am being overly negative when I believe that most of the concert-goers will never write a letter or contact a legislator, much less make any noteworthy changes to their own lifestyles.
Earth Day in 1970 was an extremely well done learning day for youth that had the same purpose. It had a huge impact on me. It was much more specific and put the onus on each person to make a difference with the simple things, like turning off water when you brush your teeth. I think we need to do more of that kind of thing. And the teachers were sincere, not hypocrites. They really believed in their cause. How many of the singers believe in this cause? By their fruits you shall know.

Jette said...

All I know is that I am going to try to do my part. Recycle, car pool, use long powered light bulb thingies (I already bought a pack). I do unplug my appliances when I'm not using them. I pick up around my neighborhood and hug a tree every once in awhile. I love the Earth and will do my part to protect it. You have my word on it.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Stephanie! Good work!

VampireFaust said...

Just stopping by to show my support! Keep up the blogging!

Anonymous said...

I think people who diss Live Earth are way too cynical. Bob Geldoff is so wrong! Climate change is not an old issue that everyone already knows about. Besides knowing is one thing and doing something about it is another. We can't do enough to raise awareness about this issue and every bit helps. The benefits outweigh the costs - Go Live Earth! Go Al Gore!

Anonymous said...

Namaste' I am so glad you found me on blog catalogue!!! I have live earths logo on my website and agree it rocks! I do wish he would have been a candidate :0( I may live in canada but we are all one and there are no borders when it comes to joining hands. As a professional educator on natural habitat and wildlife at my eco center, I find nothing more exhilerating than teaching youth just how they too can be an eco warrior. I am definitely adding your site to my links favorites on my blog site and subscribing to your blog. I find music is a good way to reach most people, it is more than simply preaching at people it is about leading through example and hoping others catch that wild disease. please do visit me sometime! metta...skylar

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