23. August 2009

Climate protection: Stomp, stomp, clap!

During the last weeks (and especially the last three nights) I discussed some basic ideas and mechanisms of climate protection. I heared that a lot of people are eager to contribute to climate protection. They just don’t know how to start and what to do. I was really surprised to hear that, but the longer I think about it, the clearer it is: Climate protection is far from being simple.

If we want a mass movement, we have to shout the message out loud and find the right rhythm.

My little daughter is two years and a half now. Although no-one told her to do so, she does the stomp-stomp-clap thing, everytime she hears Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. And then she starts dancing to the rhythm. I believe that there are just a few songs around, that moved people more than “We Will Rock You” did – and still does.

Climate protection has to touch the hearts of the people. It has to rock the world.

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That was Queen back in 1985 in Budapest. Freddie Mercury was not the only one to rock the world with this song. The more time I spent on YouTube, the more WWRY videos I found. My favorites are:

  • Axl Rose and Queen (Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, 1992)
  • Queen and Paul Rodgers (Return of the Champions Tour, 2005)
  • Robbie Williams (London, 2005)
  • Sona Arctica (Santiago de Chile, 2008)
  • Beyoncé Knowles, Britney Spears and P!ink (Pepsi commercial, 2006)
  • KPCK (animated Evian commercial, 2003)

Enjoy, sing and do the stomp-stomp-clap:

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