Is equating combating climate change with sitting in the dark the stupidest way to package your message to a public nervous about energy costs? Not sure? Then why don’t you have non-partisan, salt of the earth types like: Janeane Garofalo, Edward Norton, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Alanis Morissette, and will.i.am let the public see just how tuned in your messaging is to the “average Joe’s” concerns during this global financial crisis?
[UPDATE: A new Gallup survey of US adults shows concerns over the economy trumping concerns over the environment for the first time in 25 years. Additionally it shows “the highest percentage [of respondents] choosing energy and the lowest percentage choosing the environment in the nine years of asking the question.” H/t Great Beyond]
Young people, the kind of people who get wrapped up in these kind of demonstrations and are persuaded by celebrities, already are convinced of the reality and seriousness of climate change.
We don’t have to sit in the dark to effect meaningful emissions reductions. This plays into the absolute worst possible stereotypes and will convince who, exactly?