Live Earth – 1 week later

It has been one week since the Live Earth Concert held in 7 Jul 2007. The live earth concert was great. I missed the live broadcast because I was busy with the ping.sg party and my nephew’s birthday party. But thanks to MSN and youtube, I was able to catch all the performances.

Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on July 7, 2007 designed to raise awareness about man-made climate change and advocate environmentally friendly living. The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations around the world and were broadcast to a mass global audience through radio, television, and the Internet.

And one week after the Live Earth concent, I hope you guys got the message. We need to do our part to reduce our Carbon footprint. If you still don’t get the message, I’ll like to show you a disturbing article and hope you would wake up your idea, sit up and start doing something to save our earth.

The event’s total carbon footprint, including the artists’ and spectators’ travel and energy consumption, was probably at least 31,500 tonnes, according to John Buckley of CarbonFootPrint.com – more than 3,000 times the average Briton’s annual footprint. Performers flew at least 222,623.63 miles (about 358,278 km) — the equivalent of nearly nine times round the planet — to take part in the event, and this figure does not include transport of technicians, dancers and support staff. An estimate reported that 100,000 planted trees are required to offset total carbon emissions produced during the entire event, as well as a key sponsor for the event being Chevrolet, promoting a new hybrid four-wheel drive. However, as Live Earth-linked We’re in This Together campaign coordinator and climate-change consultant Steve Howard noted, “The important thing was not to have no carbon footprint and no acts, but to have really great acts.”

Source from Wikipedia

Yes, indeed it was a good act. Now its our turn to do something to the mess that YOU have created last week. Good job guys. Harm the environment so that everyone would wake up and think about the damage.

I guess Linkin Park sang this song specially to the guys behind Live Earth.

Linkin Park – What I’ve done

Everyone knows about climate change and global warming for years. The last thing we need is a 24hour major rock concert around the world to accelerate and contribute to the global warming.

4 comments

  1. frankly speaking, I don’t think many people get the message.

    On 07-07-07, can you imaging how many weddings in Singapore? and how many food was wasted and how much time was wasted?

  2. They may have had quite a large footprint, but perhaps they managed to bring about a much larger one from a more-educated public. I wouldn’t know, but I hope so 🙂

  3. Yee Hung: I really hope so too. But still, I don’t think there is a need to waste so much energy to spread the message. There are other means of doing it.

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