Live Earth

I’m not sure I get this. We want to reduce energy consumption, right? So let’s have an enormous series of concerts, which millions of people will drive to, watch on their television or the internet, or listen to on radio; and which will use an enormous amount of electricity to power in the first place. I remember an estimate for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert that the energy used for that one evening could power Luton for a week. Can we get figures on what the eight Live Earth concerts are using?

I’m all for musicians doing their bit, but do you see them turning it down? Something more appropriate, surely, would have been a massive, world-wide, series of local, acoustic concerts?

I’m going out to enjoy the sunshine. I’ll turn my computer off before I go.

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