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Gore's Live Earth-A success or a wash-out?Posted Monday, July 9, 2007, at 8:57 AM
For those of you who have somehow managed to dodge the onslaught of news coverage on this past weekend's Live Earth concerts around the world, here's a quick run-down.
The concerts, organized in part by former Vice-President Al Gore in an effort to raise awareness for global warming, took place live on television for over 24-hours in venues across the world.
More than 100 musical acts performed on seven continents, including Antarctica, including The Police, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Linkin Park and Jack Johnson.
According to the Associated Press, the theme Gore pushed was that little things can make a difference in the big picture as opposed to the Bush-bashing extravaganza many expected. Gore touted energy saving light bulbs and unplugging devices from the wall when not in use as key ways to "do your part."
It's estimated that the event was attended by millions and streamed live online by more than 10 million viewers. That number does not include television viewers which is also estimated to be in the tens of millions.
While I must say, I was for several years a doubter when it came to the issue, in recent years I've come to see this as a real issue.
What is your take on global warming? Do you buy it or do you think its just a concept thrown out to scare some people into voting? Did anyone watch this weekend? Tell me what you think!
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