Sunday, July 08, 2007

Live Earth - Underwhelmed but not critical

I was underwhelmed by the glitz and showbiz hype, but I do not criticise Live Earth. Leave that to the Daily Mail and the Climate Change sceptics and deniers. Nothing is perfect, and Puritanical criticism of all imperfection the best recipe for dividing and disempowering a nascent mass movement. It is good that people who attended and watched feel an association between something that they enjoyed - the music - and something they have to do - reduce their carbon footprint.

It is good that people are encouraged to do their green thing, but change has to come through people, business and politics. Forum for a Future is working on the business angle, but politicians are painfully slow to learn that they have to transform the economic rules in order to produce a new, green, ecological economics.

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