Climate change broke onto the big screen – and then made the summer concert line-up – but it may have brought political action to a new level at the Academy Awards, where Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio announced the event’s having gone green.
Political issues have traveled the Oscar road before, but this year the event’s production went out of its way to act in tune with the message, even passing out carbon offsets in lieu of gift bags!
Years ago the phrase ‘global warming’ began to scare people, and so ‘climate change’ became more common. While making the announcement to go green and then accepting the Oscar for best documentary, Gore referred to our climate crisis.
What our planet and our way of life face is a crisis, and it really shouldn’t be a political issue except that the political arena seems to be the only one not moving forward fast enough on the issue.