Climate Concert S.O.S.
By Rush Limbaugh
Now, about this Live Earth stuff, I've got a couple stories, they're just hilarious, but the real question, look at the lineup. I don't see any big names. Now, it's Saturday, and NBC's got three hours of primetime telecasting of this thing to do Saturday night, and I don't know what they're going to do to fill it.
It's a whole 18-hour extravaganza, and I think on Bravo, which they own, NBC Universal owns, they're going to do the whole thing. Their HD channel, Universal HD is going to have significant coverage. But I mean I thought this was the most important issue of our lifetime, global warming, climate change, saving the planet, where are the big names? People just not thinking it's a big deal.
"Live Earth concerts on Saturday meant to spur action to fight global warming must first tackle another environmental hazard -- mountains of trash and thousands of tons of greenhouse gases caused by the events.
John Rego, environmental adviser for the eight concerts meant to rock the world around the clock on a rolling basis from Sydney to New York and organized by an alliance led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, said, 'We want to set a new global standard for dealing with waste and recycling.'"
Well then, don't create any. Don't do the series of concerts! It's very simple. "Live Earth needs to lead by example to convince people to change their lifestyles in the long term to confront a climate crisis caused by rising emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, Rego told Reuters. Concert props may live on long after stars such as Madonna, Shakira and Bon Jovi have left the stage...
Even Live Earth is sometimes cautious. Its green guidelines say, for instance, that staff ground travel will be by hybrid or high efficiency vehicles 'where possible.' At typical concerts, more than half the greenhouse gases are emitted by thousands of people traveling to the venues by bus, train, subway or car. Those totals can only be estimated.
'It's a dilemma for Live Earth -- they have to create carbon to save carbon,' said Michael Buick, spokesman of Climate Care." Now, that's just insane! They have to create carbon to save carbon. That's the whole point of why this is a waste of time...