Today was a great day for all music lovers out there. Today was the day that the “Live Earth”- festival kicked in. Live Earth was a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series that brought together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to make people aware of the climate crisis. The cause is of course noble and as I have said before on this blog, I am fully aware of that we have to do something and I believe that the threat is real (however I do not like the doomsday preachers and the grass eaters who want to take us back to Medieval times). I believe in that technological development, a free market and capitalism is the best cure for the world, not less of it. But of course we also need some sort of collaboration from the Government as well, such as high taxes on pollution made by corporations etcetera.
The funny thing with “Live Earth” however, is just that they call in so many artists that come with their private jets, take in millions of guests that will buy a lot of things and then throw them away somewhere out in the nature. To put it simple, throwing a concert is not a walk in the park and this is not going to be clean business. I don’t want to be the one who cleans up after this mess. =) So one could wonder how much these gatherings actually contribute contra ruin the environment. Another thing is that the festival doesn’t have any form of collaboration with Governmental level so there won’t be any direct political response to this. All and all this could also be just another “Look at me – I’m Al Gore”- show and promotion for his own party’s election campaign for the American election that is getting closer. In all there were some awesome music and I really support the foundations of the whole thing. I just don’t think it will help, and it will probably destroy more than it was meant to build up.