Monday, July 09, 2007

"Live Earth" and environmentalism today

Over the weekend was a fund raising event known as "Live Earth". While the idea may be good, the way it was carried out actually went against the very ideas that the planners were trying to promote. The planners want to help us be more environmentally aware, sooo - they hold an energy consuming event to tell us about it? Hmm. Call me cynical, but I find it hard to believe that it can be done, regardless of what they try to tell us. And don't get me started about the concept of "carbon credits"! No matter how it's explained, I still smell "con job!"

You know what would be even better than a rock concert? Al Gore having an environmentally friendly house made to replace the energy consumptive one that he owns now. Think of this: Al Gore announcing that yes, he was a hypocrite for telling us to save energy while he wastes energy with his house, so he's going to correct that by having another house built that IS energy efficient like he wants our houses to be. Then, when his new house is done, he can have the old one torn down and made into a park. The media would be all over that like bees to honey.

Think of the example that he would be setting as he invites the media to observe every step of the way as the house is being built. He can show how this item or that device helps save on energy and how it reduces its "carbon footprint" on the environment. And then, once it's done, he can invite the media on a tour! The way I see it, Al Gore totally gains and loses zero by such an act. He has the money to do it, so why not put his money where his mouth is?

But all that only makes sense, so it's no wonder that it will never be done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like I read somewhere recently that he is trying to fix his house. Something about giant solar panels.....