In 2007 Al Gore, a renowned environmentalist, organised a series of concerts with the idea of informing people about the problem of global warming. Over a hundred and fifty musicians took part, singing songs for the concerts then being interviewed about the changes they’d made to their lifestyles to combat global warming, such as powering their houses via solar panels or cooking their food using only the power of Julia Roberts’ massive ego (the last renewable energy source).
As the concerts went on around the world all 150 artists plus technical staff were flown from venues, travelling a total of, wait for it…
Impressive isn’t it? And now for the big revelation. That total travel distance was for them to get to one venue on one single day. In one day, these concerts that were designed to help people understand the need to fight global warming, pumped a total of 31,500 tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Compare that with the average american (the highest carbon emission producers on average) who releases 20 tons per year and you’ll see where the problem lies.
I hear that the tickets for the concerts were printed in seal blood ink on panda skin too.