In the eye of the storm?
It is interesting to observe that, in the same week that climate awareness is being baked into everything from the Norwegian state budget to Pentagon´s long time planning, cultural life remains (with a few exceptions) totally unperturbed by the grim facts of global warming. All booking and planning of concerts, at least in our field of European cultural life goes ahead based on the flying in, flying out concept, made possible by cheap flight tickets. One could imagine that promotors , festivals, agents etc.. would look towards the most friendly transport systems and organize concerts accordingly, maybe also use some more of their own energy in finding more concerts in short distances, once the act was on their soil.There are so many obvious gains to be made if the whole culture industry focused more on baking in these aspects in their planning, but it seems a long way to go. We still act as if we are in the eye of the storm, all quiet, whats the problem?