Thursday, April 03, 2008

Climate Change Is Causing Me To Lose Sleep

Excuse the brevity but I have to get out the door here as the dawn comes...

I'm losing sleep due to climate change, or so it would seem...

Today is the start of a two day Climate Change shindig I'm involved with. Beginning at 8 am there's a group of esteemed panelists & professors from all over who'll be laying out strategies for emissions reductions, from legal, scientific & political perspectives.

Folks speaking and attending run the gamut of NGO's and Institutions, University of London, Earth Institute, World Bank, Pew Center and even our marquee name brand Mayor whose pet project is photo ops where he is pictured being the "eco dude".

I'm just the roadie, videographer and wacky web monkey who'll be helping out with seemingly stupid tasks like changing the batteries in the wireless mics, and getting the internet stream up so people can tune in on potentially a global level.

Live Audio Webcast of the "Surviving Climate Change" Conference
Use this link if you would like to listen to the conference through winamp, real audio or other software. The audio streams live. Thursday it will begin at 8:45am PST and end at 5:30 pm PST. On Friday it will begin at 9:00am PST and end 3:00pm PST.

The Keynote Speakers at the conference include:

  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
  • Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board

All this while half a world away, the real players are in attendance at the current round of United Nations climate change talks with reps from 163 nations that got underway on Monday in Bangkok. There so-called "Third World" African Nations are demanding a portion of 1st World GDP be set aside for them to combat the effects of climate change.

So instead of being out til 2:30 like last night watching Evolution Control Committee and Fluff Girl rock a St.Stupid's Day after party...

Dan Rather vs Evolution Control Committee vs AC/DC - Rocked By Rape

Evolution Control Committee vs PE vs Herb Alpert- Rebel Without A Pause

Tonight I was home well before midnight!

That's pretty good for a guy that usually gets to sleep as the birds are waking!

Of course it doesn't mean I'm sleeping...hence this half ass blog post fer y'all...

Since I'm tapped out, I'll just let Barack Obama tell ya what he thinks ...or who he thinks should think for him...

In honor of all the hoopla for Climate Change here's a few tracks fer y'all...
All a lil' too cute,( unlike Climate Change)

Blubird - What If We Don't Want To Be Warm

Tom Ze - Companheiro Bush

KPBS News - Climate Change In Popular Culture

Here's one more bonus song as we salute the airlines contributions to climate change ...

Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Aw man, I used to play "Rocked by Rape" on my college radio show. Nice stuff.