Climate change: Celebrities to the rescue
Ever since Al Gore's 2006 Oscar-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth put climate warming at the centre of pop-culture, celebs have scrambled aboard the green campaign by the score.
From the Band Aid concerts to raise funds against famine in Ethiopia, to George Clooney's single-handed crusade against the war in Darfur, and Bono and Bob Geldof's drive against poverty, celebrity advocacy can work.
Having eliminated hunger in Ethiopia, ended the Darfur war and pulled the planet's downtrodden out of poverty entertainers now concentrate their problem solving skills on saving the planet. And just look at what they're doing for our benefit: Natalie Portman and Ginnifer Goodwin shun junk food in favor of dairy-free snacks; Boy George provides a recipe for yummy meat-free "chick pea corruption"; Larry Hagman installs America's largest residential solar power system; popular show 24 Hours reduces its carbon footprint by 43 percent; Peter Fonda promotes a solar-powered car; Kate Bosworth attends green parties; Sea Shepherd installs a 9,000 watt sound system for blasting Japanese whalers with a "sort of ethereal Maori chant"; and Cate Blanchett "muses on the Copenhagen climate summit."
Thanks to Al Gore for mobilizing this army of self-sacrificers to show us the way. We can all sleep soundly tonight.