Live Earth Day

The threat of Global Warming is very real, and we are beginning to experience the consequences. This summer was one of the hottest in recent years, and if the reports of the ozone layer depletion are anything to go by, it’s only going to get worse. To create awareness of the problem, and its enormity, the seventh of July is being observed as Live Earth Day. On this day there will be music concerts across the globe in New York, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Hamburg. As well as the Karnatriix event in our very own Chennai! Check out the event here. And guess what? Chennai Metblogs very own Manoj Jacob, who is a song writer/singer/musician, and is a veritable one man band called ‘Shoestring- The Band’, is also performing at this concert! You can check out Shoestring here. I’d also suggest you check out the words of Manoj’s song ‘Whose line is it anyway’ about the Kashmir conflict here. What would be best, of course, is if you took the time to demonstrate your support to Mother Earth by attending the concert this Saturday at 5 PM at Buck’s Theatre in the Nandanam YMCA grounds!

6 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    I’m not trying to sound negative here, just practical, but I don’t understand how a few hundred/thousand people attending concerts is going to change the effects of global warming, even in the long run. Are they going walk/cycle to the venue, or make sure they put the trash in the trash can? I know that a lecture on global warming is not exactly entertainment, but at the same time saying ‘Save Mother Earth’ or some such cliché between hours of music is not the best way to send the message across. Most people don’t realise this even when the effects are clearly felt by themselves, the temperature as you say, for example.

  2. david (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    I guess it brings the subject into the mainstream public’s consciousness Navneeth, using a powerful medium like music. I doubt anything is expected as a result on that day, but global warming will become something that everyone is aware of rather than a few hundred scientists only concern.It starts with the dedication of that day as Live Earth Day, with the concerts meant to sensitize people to the subject.

  3. tskt tsk (unregistered) on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

    somehow i feel is a co2 tax is imposed on cars and bikes, that would be the easiest way to get people aligned to the idea of global warming, pollution and ineviatbale exhaustions of oil resources.

  4. Arun (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    And use loads of electricity that will further deplete our resources??

  5. tsk tsk (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    @ Arun

    lol.. no

    just means that you will buy a 1.0 engine instead of a 1.6

    or a 150cc instead of a 200cc..

    Its already in place in europe and japan.

  6. neoflys (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    Live Earth on Vh1 at 2-30 pm- Tomorrow-7th July!
    100 artistes, 7 continents, 24 hr concert. Watch ‘Live Earth’, LIVE all 24 hrs on
    Vh1. Saturday-7th July, 2:30 pm. Feat- Madonna, Police, Linkin Park, Akon,
    Metallica & more.

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