Monday, July 2, 2007

Live Earth Concerts


The date: 7-7-07

The place: 7 continents

The event: Live Earth is a 24-hour concert series that aims to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Well, we're not sure if one more concert can help, but it sure can't hurt that more people will hear and learn about climate change and what can and should be done about it.

Expected audience:
2 Billion (live and online)

Number of artists: 100 +

The most interesting band: Nunatak - the band that will play in Antarctica. This band, playing indie-rock music, includes 5 staff members of the Rothera Research Station in Antarctica. Since no other band can get to Antarctica due to the weather conditions in July there, these guys actually are the most valuable band in the whole event - without them, the organizers wouldn't be able to keep their promise and have it on all of the continents. Nunatak will play in front of the other 17 people that are stationed there, in a temperature that is expected to be around -15 degrees Fahrenheit (-26 degrees Celsius). No wonder that on the station's
website they call it: the coolest gig in the world :-)

Eco-Libris favorite performers (in brackets, the concert's location): Beastie Boys, Genesis, Spinal Tap, Red Hot Chili Peppers (Wembley Stadium, UK), Roger Waters (Giants Stadium, US), UB40 (Coca Cola Dome, South Africa), Snoop Dog (HSH Nordbank Arena, Germany) and of course Nunatak (Rothera Research Station, Antarctica).

Where to hear it online: the concerts will be streamed live on July 7 by MSN at www.LiveEarth.MSN.com.

You can find more information on the event's
website.

Have fun on 7/7 and don't forget the cause - bringing more awareness to the climate change crisis.

Raz

the photo is from the British Antarctic Survey website (http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/)

1 comment:

Angela said...

The initiative is great and it is so wonderfull to see people that really care about our planet and about doing something for it.

Still, I am not sure it will solve anything, because, when politics get into the environment issue, all they can do from their part is impose some taxes and invent some laws, but I am almost certain that they don't have the planet as their main nobjectove. If they had, their big problem would have been doing something about the oceans anf their function, which can say alot about the way that climate can be observed and changed.