by McGuire | August 8, 2016 1:53 am
Via William Teach:
I wonder if anyone actually saw it between the innumerable commercials run by NBC
Dear #NBC: I wouldn't need idiot commentators to explain narrative of #openingceremony if you actually showed it rather than commercials
— Karen (@KarenLE67) August 6, 2016
(Washington Examiner) The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro commenced Friday night with an opening ceremony that made a global plea to reverse climate change and conserve the Earth’s resources.
It’s Brazil’s first time hosting the Olympics. In fact, it’s the first time any South American country has welcomed more than 200 nations’ athletes for the historic games.
The opening ceremonies’ planning committee put on a more earthy, funky and down-to-Earth experience than previous summertime host countries like London and Beijing. Part of that focus was calling on all nations to save the environment, an almost ironic plug considering the neglected state that parts of Rio are in despite the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.
Not mentioned during that portion were the the huge numbers of people who traveled to Rio for the games on fossil fueled planes. For athletes alone, they expected over 10,500. Then there are the people who are there as coaches. All the media. And the IOC expected over 480,00 to attend the games. What’s the carbon footprint of all that travel in fossil fueled vehicles, the food, the garbage, the concrete to build the venues, the electricity, etc?
But, hey, they have a video narrated by Judy Dench! You can see it at Mediaite, or this video of a TV.
Brazil bringing the excitement with a Power Point presentation on global warming.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 6, 2016
When Rio lectures us abt pollution & so-called "global warming," but no one can drink their water. #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/wMmtAIhaBU
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) August 6, 2016
And poo filled waterways. Can’t forget about them.
And then NBC probably went back to commercials. Which do not show the 3.6 million metric tonnes expected carbon footprint of the games.
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