Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Everything under the sun

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I haven't said anything about Live Earth yet, but my general impression is that "the concerts for a climate in crisis" did much to raise awareness of what I consider to be the most pressing issue of our time. They may not have been quite as dramatic, or as memorable, as Live8, but they succeeded reasonably well. The more awareness, the better. The more activism, the more likely the crisis will be addressed with serious and far-reaching initiatives that make a difference.

And all the more reason why Al Gore should be president.

You can watch and listen to the concerts here.

And here is the great Roger Waters, whom I am seeing in concert this Thursday, performing the inseparable final two songs of Dark Side of the Moon, "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse," at the New York concert:

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  • Everything under the Sun indeed. Great post Michael. I'm more than tired of the naysayers trying to dumn down what this was about. And I agree on your point about Al Gore as well.

    By Blogger Pamela J. Leavey, at 3:49 AM  

  • People have had enough of the propaganda. A failed endeavor. A lot of the band members didn't even believe in the cause. Gore for president? Ha! He's having too much fun in the sun right now. There's a lot less adulation in the oval office.

    By Blogger AmPowerBlog, at 8:44 AM  

  • And -- yes! -- we have one of those naysayers here. You think Gore is having fun, Mr. Douglas? And was it a failed endeavour? I suppose that depends on your own definition of success, but one imagines you were predisposed to find it all a failure.

    And thank you, Pamela -- one of our finest bloggers (check out The Democratic Daily). There is far too much negativity following Live Earth, but I'm not sure we could have expected much else.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 9:26 AM  

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