Blog Action Day 2009: Greendale's Very Inconvenient Truth
Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance: Climate change. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web. One day. One issue. Thousands of voices.
And today's the day.
Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees.
Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.
Which brings us to Neil Young's 2003 masterpiece Greendale. As we've argued repeatedly over the years about the vastly underrated and under appreciated Greendale, the inconvenient truth of Greendale was that Sun Green -- and Neil Young -- were right.
We could point to a host of observations from Greendale that seemed a bit far-fetched then but now seem quite prescient. But we'll just point out this Greendale post where we referenced the impending collapse of Antarctica's Wilkins ice shelf. And as you see in the above video, Antarctica's Wilkins ice shelf has indeed collapsed.
The inconvenient truth of Greendale is that regardless of whether you loved it or hated it, it was -- as we wrote five years ago -- "the most important album of 2003, the musical equivalent of Silent Spring".
Antarctic Wilkins Ice Shelf Disintegrates - March 25, 2008
So down the road when we're all driving electric cars, just remember 2009's silly little car album "Fork In The Road".
More on The Inconvenient Truth of Greendale.
p.s. - Be the Rain, Be the Change, Be the Wheat.
Joe the Blogger
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