Cui Bono?

Tickets to the Live Earth spectacle at Giants Stadium today range from $55 to $350. Don’t tell me that somebody isn’t making a killing on this.

And let’s for a moment consider the absurdity of private jet owners telling us to ride bikes and re-use plastic sandwich bags:

Last year, for example, they report how Madonna flew as many as 100 technicians, dancers, backing singers, managers and family members on a 56-date world tour in private jets and commercial airliners.

Madonna herself also has a collection of fuel-guzzling cars, including a Mercedes Maybach, two Range Rovers, Audi A8s and a Mini Cooper S. Yet she will headline the London concert to “combat the climate crisis”.

“Madonna’s Confessions tour produced 440 tonnes of CO2 in four months of last year. And that was just the flights between the countries, not taking into account the truckloads of equipment needed, the power to stage such a show and the transport of all the thousands of fans getting to the gigs.

“The Red Hot Chili Peppers produced 220 tonnes of CO2 with their private jet alone over six months on their last world tour which was 42 dates.

“The average a British person produces is 10 tonnes a year,” said John Buckley, managing director-of CarbonFootprint.com.

So why aren’t these concerts online only? How much money is Kevin Wall and his company making on this deal? How many carbon offsets will Al Gore sell to assuage the guilty consciences of limousine liberals?

What a scam.

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