Al Gore to Announce Climate Change Concerts Friday Larger Than Live Aid
First came the movie, then the media publicity, next the Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and now the concerts. This dreadful circle likely won’t end until the next Ice Age starts in about twenty years.
At least that gives us all something to look forward to.
Until then, the Financial Times reported Thursday (h/t Drudge):
A series of concerts "bigger than Live Aid" is being planned for July, in a bid to put the subject of climate change before an audience of a global audience of 2bn.
The event, scheduled for July 7, will feature co-ordinated film, music and television events in seven cities including London, Washington DC, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Kyoto, with major broadcasters and media owners aiming to extend the reach of public awareness of global warming.
The article continued:
It is understood that former US vice-president Al Gore, whose movie An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to cinema audiences last year, will announce the event tomorrow in London.
The organisers hope to involve up to 2.5m people in events and link-ups at the cities involved, as well as other locations.
They are promising a line-up of artists to "dwarf" that of the Live8 and Live Aid concerts, thought to be branded under the name "SOS".
One person close to the event said yesterday: "The talent involved is just exponentially bigger because the issue itself is bigger.”
Unfortunately, the article didn’t specify whether or not people who don’t buy into this junk science will be allowed to either perform or attend. I’ve sent an e-mail message to Al Gore with that question. I’ll let you know as soon as he gets back to me.