Monday, July 02, 2007

Live Earth set to change world on climate

"Live Earth could attract as many as half the people on the planet - more than 3bn people - watching or listening to concerts spanning seven continents designed as a wake up call to the world on global warming.

Whereas Live Aid was based on just two centres, London and New York, Live Earth will stage concerts in New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Hamburg and at the new Wembley Stadium in London.

There will be 24 hours of music beginning in Sydney and then following the sun round the globe and ending in New York."
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In 1985 there was Live Aid, a rock concert phenomenon which seized the world's imagination as it turned the spotlight on famine in Africa.

Twenty years later its successor - the more political Live 8 - tried to force world leaders at the G8 conference in Scotland to act on poverty and thousands marched under the Make Poverty History banner.
But both could be dwarfed by the latest attempt to address a global audience - this time focusing on climate change - once again using rock concerts as a conduit.
Beastie Boys, Pussycat Dolls and Metallica are all to play at Live Earth in London
Beastie Boys (Top), Pussycat Dolls (Middle) and Metallica (Bottom) are all to play Live Earth London
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