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9 months ago

wow....its really been almost 7 yrs and yet BIG POLLUTION companies still pollute, CO2 levels still are rising....

I won't give up....hope none of you do either....

7 years ago
i pledged, BEFORE the concert event began. If you haven't, yet, please do.
Is Menkit out there?
7 years ago

I know she was worried about the Antarctica performance. The show ended up being a group of scientists performing their own tunes from the research station in -15 degrees. No harm done.

Of course, there needs to be laws. But we the people are the ones who make the laws by electing politicians. That's the nature of the Constitution. We need to elect responsible law-makers and then we need to remind them who they're working for.

I think we will look back on this event and see it as a real push in momentum for our mission in the battle against global warming and pollution of the environment. Never before have so many people come together for the environment. It was the biggest music event in history, but it was also the biggest environmental event in history. The young viewers will never forget some of the messages. While the event won't change our society over-night, especially older people set in their ways, Live Earth was a wonderful small step in the right direction.

Kudos to all of the awesome short-film makers who educated the audience with so many important facts.

Kudos to the band AFI for mentioning their vegetarianism and veganism. 

Kudos to Melissa Etheridge for her Al Gore salute and for bringing to tears to our eyes during her passionate performance.

Kudos to all of the bands and musicians and celebrities who took part. This really will matter to the young generation.

Kudos to Al Gore for his persistence in getting this message out to everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrRSaPqYYk0

The LIVE EARTH PLEDGE
7 years ago
I PLEDGE:
1.To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
2.To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become "carbon neutral;"
3.To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
4.To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
5.To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
6.To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
7.To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.
ANSWER THE CALL 
MAKE YOUR COMMITTMENT:
Join the global movement and take action against the climate crisis - click one or all of the boxes below and enter your email.
Enter your name and look for it on screen during Live Earth!
http://liveearthpledge.org/algore.php
7 years ago

Soren, good point about Chevy. I'd like to say maybe they're having a change of heart, but I'll have to see it first. Most of the other sponsors are reasonably responsible. In between sets and songs, there are tons of cool education bits, even for the well-educated. Check out the short films section of the website.

 “We are going to ask the two billion people estimated to be in the audience Saturday to take a seven-point pledge that is designed to change behavior and also to put pressure on political leaders in every country across the ideological spectrum,” Gore said. “We really have to solve this.”

Although all the major candidates in both the Republican and Democratic parties have expressed concerns about global warming, Gore said climate change must rank high on the next president’s list of priorities.

“It’s 500 days off,” Gore said of the Democrats’ convention. “If I do my job, then all of them will make this their top issue. None of them have yet.”

7 years ago
I'll say for people who are already aware of Global Warming the concerts doesn't offer much, except some good music ( though being a Firefox user I'm at the online event told to change to Internet Explorer - as it's hosted by MSN ) - for Chevy-truck lovin mainstream ppl the event may make them change a lightbulb or two, and well that's better than nothing - though it is hard for me to see Chevy as big time sponsor, a company that recalled the Electrical Vehicle and actively work against Californias zero emission plans
7 years ago
How so? It's getting an educational message out to millions of people. Music connects people.
Anonymous
7 years ago
the live earth concert is hypocrisy, plain and simple
7 years ago

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- 8 hours ago - msnbc.msn.com
The U.S. West sizzles as temperatures top 100 degrees on the eve of Al Gore's mega-music festival for climate crisis education.

Live Earth - The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis
7 years ago

Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7.7.07 to raise awareness about global warming.

With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world's top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.

Click this link to go to Live Earth - The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis: http://liveearth.msn.com

MUCH MORE HERE: http://www.liveearth.msn.com/concerts

Anonymous
Water
7 years ago
The post clearly stated that the water was to come from the melting ice caps and glaciers. If this water is allowed to run in to the sea it will cause the saltwater to become diluted, possibly triggering an ice age. In any event the water will cause sea level to rise, flooding islands and seacoasts.
7 years ago

 There's a shortage of water, also caused by global warming, so watering the desert is out of the question. You're getting way out there.

Anonymous
What?
7 years ago
Seeds lie dormant in the desert for many months or even years waiting for rain. When rain comes the desert becomes as lush as any other area of the earth, for a few weeks. By irrigating the deserts year round that vegetation would grow year round, removing carbon, you guessed it, year round. The bare desert reflects tremendous amounts of heat back in to the atmosphere whereas the desert in bloom uses that energy for plant growth. The water used for irrigation would fall as rain downwind a half a dozen times before returning to the sea. I cannot simplify it any more than that.
What?
7 years ago
Anonymous
Water
7 years ago
It is not just watering plants, it is watering seeds that are indigenous to the deserts, without the water these seeds do no turn in to plants. The deserts are one fifth of the landmass of the world, they would remove more carbon from the atmosphere than the rainforests. Since very few plants now grow in the deserts, it is the logical place to start. Consider this, if a hundred million acres of soybeans were grown in the desert the price of soybeans would drop like a stone, making it illogical to destroy the rainforests to plant soybeans. Conceptual thought is not expensive, it is priceless.
7 years ago
Jerry, watering plants isn't a solution when forests (and rainforests) are being leveled for industry. There are alot less plants on the Earth than there was a million years ago, or even hundred years ago.
Anonymous
Awareness
7 years ago
The measures proposed so far only attack the symptoms and do nothing to remove the carbon from the atmosphere. If all human activity ended today the earth would continue to heat up for 200-400 years. The proposal that the federal government is looking at (atmospheric carbon scrubbers) would require at least 40 new power plants just to operate (I think the coal companies are backig that one). Plants have been removing carbon from the air for three billion years, all we need to provide them with is water. If we just pump the runoff from the ice caps and glaciers to the deserts for irrigation the plants will do what three billion years of evolution designed them for.
7 years ago

Actually, many people still don't know about global warming and what causes it and what we can do to solve the problem. The concerts are going to be the first eco-friendly concerts in history.

Today Vice President AL Gore will answer questions about Global Warming. http://liveearth.msn.com/?GT1=10227

This Saturday 7/7/07 is the mega music festival LIVE EARTH, which will launch the largest climate change education campaign yet. Watch the concerts on NBC, MSNBC, or on MSN. See http://liveearth.msn.com/concerts for more info.

Anonymous
Raising awareness
7 years ago
Raising awareness is pointless, everyone is aware of the global warming issue. Everyone dances around the fact that unless we sequester the excess atmospheric carbon in the next ten years we will become extinct. If they spent that money pumping the runoff from the ice caps and glaciers to irrigate the deserts it would actually remove some carbon from the atmosphere.
Anonymous
7 years ago
not to mention how much money is gonna be spent on the goodie bags for all the performers that could have gone to the cause... these hypocritical celeb events are such an obvious symbol of why we have a problem..everyone wants to go party and use up energy and believe they have done something cause they whined about it for a while (kinda like the way people did with the "Al Gore" movie) but they aren't actually going to do anything to make an impact on the issue cause then they would have to do something in their own lives rather then point the finger and have someone else clean up their messes...

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Anonymous
Wasted energy
7 years ago
Ecology is like anything else, those that can, do, those that cannot, waste gas driving to events.
Anonymous
7 years ago
so how much energy will be gobbled up this live earth?
7 years ago

updates at: 

  http://liveearth.org 

          http://liveearth.msn.com/

8 years ago
I hope Antarctica is not on the agenda? This would be a mistake of catastrophic proportions for the ecosystem if anything more than a tent for a small party of scientists goes there. Please confirm that Antarctica has been cancelled. Anyone?
LIVE EARTH 7/7/07
8 years ago
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Tickets for the 7/7/07 Concert to Combat Global Warming Go On Sale 4/16

NEW YORK -- Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. EDT. "Capping Live Earth with a blockbuster show like this will ensure we meet our challenge of building a mass audience to combat global warming," Wall said. "Live Earth will be a monumental event both in terms of entertainment and in turning the tide against global warming."

The global concert on 7/7/07 will begin in Sydney and continue across all 7 continents, concluding with the U.S. show. http://liveearth.msn.com/

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 16 and will be available at livenation.com/liveearth or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. All ticket information is available at LiveEarth.MSN.com. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs.

Ticketing for London Leg of 7/7/07 Concerts to Combat Global Warming Begins 4/13

LONDON (10 April 2007) -- Seventeen of the headliners who will play Wembley Stadium in London as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07 were unveiled today by Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall. Ticketing for the UK concert begins on Friday, April 13.

"This monster lineup will ensure Live Earth meets our goal of bringing together people from around the world to combat the climate crisis," Wall said. "Live Earth will not only span all 7 continents, but the musicians who have answered our call span multiple genres and generations."

For ticket information, please visit LiveEarth.MSN.com. All proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group, Stop Climate Chaos and other international NGOs.