Deja vu all over again

Live Earth

So it’s 07/07/07 and, besides churches being booked up with brides wanting their grooms to have an easy wedding date to remember, it’s time for Live Earth: A Concert for a Climate in Crisis. As their web site states, “Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.”

But having already experienced Live Aid and The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness, you begin to wonder what exactly these live events accomplish any more. “Let’s have a worldwide concert to help stop global warming by using thousands of lights, cameras, instruments that suck electricity!” I mean it’s a fun way to spend to a lazy Saturday, but I wonder if it all makes a difference. I sincerely hope it does and I believe global warming is a reality that everyone needs to acknowledge, but… We all know wearing a seatbelt can save your life and you should never, ever drink and drive, but that doesn’t seem to stop some people who should know better. Much like the war in Iraq, until global warming begins to personally impact individuals, it’s much too easy to forget after today.