Friday, July 6, 2007

Live Earth

Tomorrow is Live Earth, don't forget. Because if we don't do anything, who will?

22 comments:

chocminttruffle said...

nice feature in 8 days although i notice that particular writer is kinda biased against you

fengshui316 said...

remember to wear green on 7 july to support live earth day.

hobbes said...

Encouraging everyone to turn on their TVs to watch the concert must be very 'green' indeed.

Then think about all the fans who have to travel to the concerts, guess that's carbon neutral too, eh? Not to mention the electricity needed for lighting, amplification, air conditioning to keep the starts cool in their trailors...

Oh, wear green over the weekend? I bet some actually went out to the shops to get something green to wear- and surprise, surprise, you think that extra garment you didn't need is good for the environment?

Awarness, I'm all for, but this 070707 nonsense and how it's being promoted's a piece of toss.

Grow a brain for goodness sake!

hobbes said...

Oh, and guess why they get 'celebrities' to promote it, 'cos they're the ones most easy to lure and jump unquestioningly onto the bandwagon! Check out demand for the Prius amongst the 'green'!

This is Live Aid all over again, and will most likely do even less good!

OK, rant over. Back to being a cuddly tiger soft toy.

Anonymous said...

If you are aware of it, then the promotion campaign is working. The question is, now that you know about it, what are you going to do about it? You can be like Hobbes or Anankin or whatever his name is and say 'ya ya someone will switch on an aircon for madonna how can that be good for the environment' or you can say 'global warming is real, what can we do about it?'.

Don't lose track of the message while you are off criticizing the campaign, there is a more important issue at stake here...the planet, and I for one commend Andrea for her support of one one of the most vital issues of our time.

Scorpion said...

"Bollocks to that! The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert. I can't believe it. Let's burn even more fuel. We have problems with global warming, but the questions and the answers are so huge I don't know what a rock concert's ever going to do to help. Everybody on this planet at the moment, unless they are living in the deepest rainforest in Brazil, knows about climate change. My answer is to burn all the fucking oil as quick as possible and then the politicians will have to find a solution." - Roger Daltrey in an interview to The Sun, 19 May 2007.

Is there any word from our National Environment Agency, or our government for that matter, endorsing Live Earth? Apparently not, and it's probably because of the lack of concrete measures/policies.

Mediacorp, however, has every interest to promote this event, since it has broadcast rights, and that in turn means revenue. Hence the hype.

roy lim said...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MUSIC_LIVE_EARTH_HOW_GREEN?SITE=CARIE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

weilin said...

yesyes.SAVE THE EARTH.very very right.Now,global warming is taking effect on us.I will DEFINITELY watch LIVE EARTH.Cant wait.Channel 5 still counting down.hehes.

Gabe:My 3 wishes....hmmm..

1)I want to stay happy
2)Try to learn every type of sport I can get my hands on.
3)dunno....maybe to meet Andrea in person!hahas.

fazzy said...

Hobbes has an excellent point actually. But how else can you raise awareness more effectively than by what they're doing? Perhaps they're going for the dramatic effect...maybe a little hypocritical but surely more effective than any other really environmentally friendly method. Even if it has a short-term influence due to the celebrities promoting it, it will be worth something right? I mean, look at the "bring your own bad day"...sure its environmentally friendly, but if you live in the heartlands and go to NTUC almost everyday, you'll realise its just not catching on too well. So I mean...what's the point?

Not trying to sound like I have blind faith in Andrea or this campaign..but you gotta look at both sides of the coin.

pathfinder said...

"...look at both sides of the coin..."

F, you're right on the "money". ;)

You can't make an omelette...without breaking a few eggs.

fazzy said...

Pathfinder: Thanks...I wanted to use some proverb to describe it..but it just couldn't come to my mind.

aws said...

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m said...

Yep, we should definitely show our support in whatever ways we can. EG: bring your own re-usable bags when you go do grocery shopping; re-cycle the materials that can be re-cycled; drive less, call-pull whenever able to. We may not be able to make a difference on our own, but the combined efforts of all the billions in the world can can help us prolong the "lifespan" of our Home, Earth.

adelin said...

last nite, realising tt e latest 8 days got tok abt andrea, 9.30pm went to searching high & low for the magz, sold out sold out everywhere. sigh.. walk till leg ache.
gtg out to find 8 days again. a very good sat morn to everyone.

the show is good lah, at least it makes each individual earthwomen/men re-think abt how they gtg to do their part in saving their earth.

Gabe said...

Hey to Andrea,

Hey to all,

Gabe reporting! :)

Global warming is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced, and dramatic climate changes are already happening all over the world. 2007 is predicted to be world's warmest year in history. Rising global temperatures are melting glaciers and decimating species. But it's not just plants, animals or "the environment" that must be saved -- it's us. If we don't act now, the consequences will be catastrophic and life-threatening. Sea levels will rise to devastate coastal areas worldwide. Stronger storms will result in disastrous flooding. Extreme temperatures, droughts and extinctions will cause widespread destruction of our food supply. Only we can Save Our Selves from our climate crisis. And we must!:)

I am one of those who is ignorance about saving the earth. Thanks for the reminder and education:)

Have a wonderful 7/7/7 live earth day:) See you at the marina if you happen to be there:)

Gabe

PS: I am carrying my own mug to Starbucks today for a sugarfree vanilla latte takeaway:) And wearing OD green (coincidentally my working attire too:P)

Gabe said...

Good morning Adelin:) me alsograbbing 8 days to check it out:) chow:)

Nathan said...

Ignorance is what causes the world to think that everything is linked to global warming.

It's like how everyone thinks that the melting ice on top of Kilimanjaro is because of global warming. Well it's not! It's due to solar radiation and sublimation!

Earth has been going through a cycle of warm and cold periods. We are in a cycle. It has nothing to do with global warming.

There have been Ice ages, and InterGlacial periods. We are still technically still in an ice age. Why? Because ice sheets still exist in greenland and the antarctic.

Which means that during the interglacial periods, it was alot warmer that it is now, and sea levels were significantly higher as well.

So i say that we are in at the end of the ice age, and heading into an interglacial period where warmer temperatures and higher sea levels are present.

Maybe in another 12,000 years time, we'll head back into an ice age.

But that's not our concern now is it

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

hey hey hey!!!! where is live earth? lols marina arh? as Gabe said "
Have a wonderful 7/7/7 live earth day:) See you at the marina if you happen to be there:)" lols! izzit at marina? i only know at tv i guess. lols

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

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woot life earth start already
lols!

pathfinder said...

"We are in a cycle. It has nothing to do with global warming."

N...

The presence of one does not preclude the existence of the other...in fact, global warming (and cooling) are integral parts of such cycles.

If you're trying to say that global warming isn't (primarily) induced by humans...not all scientists are in agreement, but the overwhelming majority disagrees with you.

Zack said...

I was quite skeptical about this whole Live Earth thingie as I originally thought this event would end up with just concerts. But I actually like the ads or short films they put between concert highlights. I hope it raises good awareness about global warming among s'poreans. I came from other country where recycles are strictly obligated by municipal laws. When I started my life here, I was quite surprised by the number of plastic bags supermarkets give out to pack small things individually..

I have been waiting for my favourite Red Hot Chili Peppers. Getting pretty sleepy now. I wonder when they perform. It's gotta be good!

hobbes said...

How do you spread (effective) awarness without holding a rock concert?

Answer: Education, for the kids and; taxation, for the adults.

DUH!