The Ipsos Mori poll of 2,032 adults - interviewed between 14 and 20 June - found 56% of Brits believed scientists were still questioning climate change [there is no consensus on Global warming]. And also there was a feeling the problem [Global warming] was exaggerated to make money.
Bob Geldof, Organiser of Live Aid and Live8 is wondering why is Al Gore has organized LIVE EARTH. Geldof’s question is, [W]hy is he [Gore] actually organising them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect? Everybody's known about that for years. We are all fucking conscious of global warming.
And then there’s the Artic Monkeys, a rock band that believes that having a global concert to promote the ideology of Global warming/Climate change is a bit, hypocritical. "It's a bit patronising for us 21 year olds to try to start to change the world, especially when we're using enough power for 10 houses just for (stage) lighting. It'd be a bit hypocritical," said, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
Don’t worry your 21 year-old head about that Matt. Al Gore is away ahead of you on the energy that will be expended to propagate the world with the message of Global warming/Climate change. After the shows, the organisers, with the help of accountancy group PricewaterhouseCoopers and an army of consultants, will calculate the volume of carbon emissions created and will then "offset" the difference.
Carbon offsetting means investing in carbon-reducing initiatives such as planting trees or making donations to renewable energy projects.
So there you are Matt! Snoppy Dogg and Shakari will get to Jet to their propective Live Earth venue and then be driven by stretch Hummer limo to the concert site and Al Gore will plant a tree to offset the carbon foot print that his concert will produce there’s no hypocricy in that now is there?
In fact Live Earth takes place this Saturday in seven cities -- Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg, London, Johannesburg and New York -- and organisers hope for a television audience of two billion because their broadcasting to China.
Let’s see seven cities times multiple pop musical acts at each location… Mr. Gore should be able to replace the Amazon rain forest with all of the trees he’ll have to plant to offset the carbon emissions that his world-wide concert is going to create.
It doesn’t matter anyway, the British have it right, this Live Earth event is about making money for Al Gore and his business partners, our climate has been constantly changing since Earth began and anyone who needs a concert to be made aware of that is what a phrase that is credited to P.T. Barnum stated, "There's a sucker born every minute."
And Gore has selected the biggest big top, a world wide big top on 07/07/2007 which to prove P.T. Barnum was right.