Al Gore to host 24-hour climate change TV special featuring Moby, Goo Goo Dolls
Al Gore will host a 24-hour broadcast special on climate change next month featuring an array of celebrities and musical performances by artists that include Moby and the Goo Goo Dolls.
The former vice president on Tuesday announced the eighth annual “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves,” which will be televised in more than 125 countries and streamed live online at 24HoursofReality.org, according to a news release.
The special will include performances by Moby, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sting & Shaggy, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, among others, as well as celebrity appearances by Jaden Smith, Bill Nye, Téa Leoni, Claire Danes and Cody Simpson.
How long has Al Gore been plugging Climate Change/Global Warming? It seems like forever.
In the accompanying video, his face looks rather flushed. I don’t remember him having ruddy cheeks like that in the past. Might he have been hitting the bottle, depressed that nobody ever pays any attention to him?
And in the list of celebrities and artists, I’ve only heard of two of them: Sting and Bill Nye (the Science Guy, or is it the Climate Guy?)
Sting’s heyday as a rock star is long past. Was it the 1970s? Message In A Bottle. Walking On The Moon. Stuff like that. I thought that Amazon tribes were his virtue-signalling thing. But maybe he’s moved on since then.
I can’t help but think that Al Gore is a bit of liability for the Climate Change movement. He’s one of those failed presidential candidates, like Hillary Clinton, who never go away. He has to be there, getting attention for doing something or saying something. And he’s not a scientist of any sort. He’s just an Important Person. Or once was an Important Person.
And I suppose Sting and all the other one-time rock stars up on the platform with him are or were also Important People. And their collective message is: If Important People like us think that climate change matters, then you ought to think it matters too. I mean, are you going to argue with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra?
But what drew my attention to the event was the ad below:
It seems they’re rebranding the “climate crisis” as a “health crisis”. Why?
To maintain the air of crisis. Climate crisis, Health crisis, who cares just so long as it’s a crisis?
I suppose it’s also that most people aren’t very worried about the climate, but they are worried about their health. So if you can make your climate crisis into a health crisis, you’ll get many people’s rapt attention.
But isn’t Health getting a bit old and tired and hackneyed too? Is Health really the only thing that matters? Don’t other things matter too? In fact, doesn’t more or less everything matter more than Health? Honour. Decency. Truth. Freedom. Stuff like that.
Millions of young men have given their lives for their countries or their causes or their families or their friends. They seem to have thought that there were things their lives were worth laying down to defend. Were they mistaken? Should all those soldiers who volunteered in 1914 to fight for their countries have just stayed home? Should they have all just said: “No way! I might get shot. I might get killed”?
Romeo and Juliet ended up killing themselves, dying “premature deaths.” Just imagine how long they might have lived if they’d not done something stupid like falling in love with each other (which is almost as fatal a pastime as smoking). Why, they might have both lived to the age of 90.
Health is what you worry about when you’ve ceased to believe in anything else. Health is what’s left at the bottom of the barrel once everything else has been emptied out. Concern about Health is the last vestige of morality, the dregs. When all you want to do is just stay alive for a few minutes longer, living a life that has become empty and meaningless and purposeless, because lived only for itself.
I might actually try to watch a bit of “24 Hours Of Reality” just to see how unreal and empty it is, as all these has-been politicians and celebrities parade on stage. I wonder if they’ll have dancing girls to help it all along? Will there be walk-on parts for polar bears? Will you be able to phone in and talk to Cody Simpson, whoever he or she might be, or once was?