Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Saving the World

...one lousy chord at a time:

Madonna, Genesis and the re-formed Police will top a galaxy of stars rocking the world against climate change in seven mammoth concerts around the globe on July 7, organizers said Tuesday.

More than 100 acts will perform in the giant 24-hour Live Earth concert relay -- the brainchild of former US vice-president Al Gore -- spanning Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg, London, Rio de Janeiro and New York...

"By attracting an audience of billions we hope Live Earth will launch a global campaign giving a critical mass of people around the world the tools they need to help solve the climate crisis," Gore said.

"We hope the energy created by Live Earth will jump start a massive public education effort.

"Live Earth will help us reach a tipping point that's needed to move corporations and governments to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis."

See because what causes global warming is a lack of awareness--like AIDS, which is not actually spread by sexual intercourse. Notice too his line about how corporations and government need to take action. It's almost as if he read the column I wrote last Sunday which will be printed tomorrow. Being the smart fellow that I am, I have decided to contribute my two cents on how to preventing global warming.

Whereas expending energy exacerbates climate change, and whereas the Live Earth concert will consume copious amounts of energy, all those who view global warming to be a clear and present danger to the American way of life ought to earnestly beseech governments the world over to intervene and prevent Live Earth from doing catastrophic damage to our mother the Earth.

Anything less is nothing short of hypocritical. Not that being construed as such has caused Gore to shirk from blatant hypocrisy in the past. Remember, some energy consumers are more equal than others.

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