The Live Earth event is a massive, hypocritical fraud for political power and the reports of how much pollution the concerts generated will be pouring in by next week, but not in your PC mainstream media.
I doubt you will read that about 150 or so tourists stopped by the Washington DC Live Earth venue in front of the American Indian Museum. Al Gore said some “don’t understand the global warming crisis” and sort of, kind of, tried to stop it… Maybe Al Gore wanted a taxpayer-paid venue for his political scare tactics?
As Madonna jumps, pumps and slithers around on to the huge new mulit-billion dollar Wembley Stadium stage to save the planet, how the “cool” Lefties and Greenies will scream for joy. Modonna is performing for the massive Live Earth event today, with nine concerts played over 24 hours across seven continents before an audience of two billion.
The over-hyped bid to “save the world” is being promoted by former U.S. vice president Al Gore – who helped focus attention on the environmental movement with his Oscar-winning PowerPoint, An Inconvenient Truth – and features artists including The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, UB40 and Metallica. Many say he will run for president if called to do so. His son, Al Gore III, got his Prius up to 100 mph while he was arrested for the appearance that he was driving under the influence of drugs, or maybe he was just on a natural carbon neutral high?
For her 2006 World Tour, Madonna flew by private jet, transporting a team of up to 100 technicians and dancers around the globe. Waiting in the garage (the size of a large home), she has a Mercedes Maybach, two Range Rovers, an Audi A8 and a Mini Cooper S.
Madonna produces more than 100 times the average amount of waste produced by Americans in a year, alomost as much as Al Gore.
There are more than 150 performers jetting around the world to appear in Live Earth concerts from Tokyo to Rio. It is an exercise in hypocrisy on a grand scale. The lights on stage for one performance can light the homes of a small village for a year.
Matt Bellamy, front man of the rock band Muse, has dubbed it ‘private jets for climate change’.
A London Daily Mail investigation has revealed that far from saving the planet, the extravaganza will generate a huge fuel bill, acres of garbage, thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, and a mileage total equal to the movement of an army.
The flights being taken by its superstars total 222,624 miles to get to the various concerts — nearly nine times the circumference of the world. The true environmental cost, as they transport their technicians, dancers and support staff, is likely to be the biggest carbon footprint ever made, for what?
The total carbon footprint of the event, taking into account the artists’ and spectators’ travel to the concert, and the energy consumption on the day, is likely to be at least 31,500 tons of carbon emissions, according to John Buckley of Carbonfootprint.com, who specialises in such calculations.
Throw in the world-wide television audience and it comes to a staggering 74,500 tons.
The concert will also generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste at the concert stadiums – much of which will go directly into landfill sites.
Moreover, the pop stars headlining the concerts are the absolute antithesis of the message they promote – with Madonna leading the pack of the worst individual rock star polluters in the world according to the U.K. media.
“There is also the environmental cost of these artists flying around the world – that is absolutely huge.”
A look at the lifestyles of the performers at Live Earth, reveals that they are among the worst polluters in the world, as their world tours and private jets billow thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.
One hour in a Gulfstream jet burns as much fuel as driving a family car for a year.
The planet may be warming. So what?
Most 5th graders know that warm oceans covered most of the world for millions of years. Geologists make their living by knowing hydrocarbons were formed by the compression of layers of life eons of warm, lush periods. Semi-tropical deltas in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota formed the basis of today’s rich Bell Creek oil field and others. Layer apon layer of sand and sealife can be found hundreds of miles inland in Canada.
During four separate times, glaciers advanced across the land and then retreated. The last ice sheet did not retreat until the end of the Pleistocene era, just 10,000 years ago. Have you ever seen the Great Lakes? They were formed by those melting glaciers.
The most accurate way to study long-term climate conditions is through core samples. Geologist have found that Alaska and Alberta once had warm, semi-tropical beaches and seas. A study released this week, shows Greenland really was lush and green. This is information global warming Democrats don’t want you to know. Party on dude!
Scientists drilled 1.2 miles down into a Greenland glacier, where they recovered the oldest plant DNA on record. The planet was far warmer hundreds of thousands of years ago than is generally believed. DNA of trees, plants and insects including butterflies and spiders from beneath the southern Greenland glacier was estimated to date to 450,000 to 900,000 years ago, according to the remnants retrieved from this long-vanished boreal forest.
That contrasts sharply with the conventional view that a lush forest of this kind could only have existed in Greenland as recently as 2.4 million years ago, according to a summary of the study, which is published Thursday in the journal Science.
The samples recorded the temperature reached 50 degrees Fahrenheit (F) in the summer and 1 F in the winter.
They also indicated that during the last warming period between ice ages, 116,000-130,000 years ago, when temperatures were on average 9 F warmer than now, the glaciers on Greenland did not completely melt away.
Of course, there was no manmade CO2 warming going on at that time.
“These findings allow us to make a more accurate environmental reconstruction of the time period from which these samples were taken,” said Martin Sharp, a glaciologist at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a co-author of the paper.
“What we’ve learned is that this part of the world was significantly warmer than most people thought.”
In a separate paper, also published in Science, European experts said they had analysed the world’s deepest ice core, enabling them to reconstruct patterns of warming and glaciation over the past 800,000 years.
The 3,260-metre (10,595-feet) core was drilled into the East Antarctica icesheet at the Franco-Italian base, Dome C. The drillers, gathered in a venture called the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) stopped just 15 metres short of the bedrock.
Using traces of the hydrogen isotope deuterium in air bubbles trapped in the ice layers, the scientists built a record of greenhouse-gas concentrations over the aeons, which in turn provides a record of temperature.
They found the temperature varied widely, by as much as 27 F over the 800,000 years. In the last Ice Age, which ended around 11,000 years ago, the temperature was 18 F lower than today. It may be time to start investing in winter sports like skiing, snow boarding and ice hockey.