You have gotta love the hypocrisy of the entertainment industry.
Live Earth is promoting green to save the planet - what planet are they on?
I think Al might have had good intentions but the idea of 'carbon offsetting' is just too ridiculous. Sounds good, but translates into retarded.
Carbon offsetting involves 'neutralising' the emissions you are responsible for by buying 'credits'.
A spokesperson for Live Earth says: "This might involve buying environmentally sound lightbulbs for a Third World school, planting trees, or installing solar panels in a developing country."
Are you fucking kidding me? I can blow a hole in the ozone, I just have to plant a tree in Bora Bora. Makes all kinds of sense. Sounds like someone is trying to appease all the real polluters, rich folk. After all they are the only ones who can truly afford to buy the ultra-polluting vehicles, jets etc...
Madonna, you yourself produce more than 100 times the average amount of waste produced by Britons in a year. But hey, no worries, just as long as you remember to pick up those light bulbs for that third world country on your way to and from your castle in your SUV.
I think I did more for global warming than any of them. I stayed the fuck home. Live Earth might have amounted to exactly what Bob Geldof and the Who singer Roger Daltrey predicted: a huge, offensive rock concert. Matt Bellamy, front man of the rock band Muse, has dubbed it 'private jets for climate change'.
Honestly, what planet are these crayons on. A better idea would have been to broadcast individual podcasts on the internet for free. Nobody travels, no private jets in the air, no litter, no need to recycle. But then, Madonna couldn't have gotten her ego stoked, live and in person.