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Live Earth SOS

US capital to host Live Earth gig -
Washington DC has been added as a venue for the series of
Live Earth concerts, organised by former
US Vice-President Al Gore -
to highlight climate change.

Madonna has penned a song especially
for the Live Earth concerts

Country couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
will be among the artists performing on The Mall
in the US capital on Saturday.

Nine cities will stage gigs, including Sydney,
Tokyo, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Hamburg, New Jersey
and Rio de Janeiro.

Acts including Madonna, Duran Duran and
the Beastie Boys will play in London.

And other stars lined up to play around the world
include The Police, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West
and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sydney - 0110 BST (1110 local)
Tokyo - 0400 BST (1200 local)
Johannesburg - 1100 BST (1200 local)
Shanghai - 1130 BST (1830 local)
Hamburg - 1300 BST (1400 local)
London - 1330 BST
Washington - 1530 BST (1030 local)
New Jersey - 1930 BST (1430 local)
Rio de Janeiro - 2000 BST (1600 local)

The event was inspired by former US Vice-President Al Gore,
who appeared as a hologram at the Tokyo concert.

Gore described Live Earth as a "global response"
to a "global problem".

"By engaging individuals all over the world,
Live Earth will drive corporations and governments
to tackle the climate crisis," he said.

But there has also been scepticism about the value
of the concerts from some quarters.

Critics say that flying rock stars in on aeroplanes
and using a great deal of electricity to power
several concerts sends out mixed messages about
energy conservation.

"What would be great is if these pop stars -
now they realise the damage we are all doing to the climate -
look very carefully at their own actions
and make some changes themselves," said John Buckley,
managing director of the organisation Carbon Footprint.

Referring to Madonna, he told Reuters:
"If she made a change then it would be picked up."

He calculated that the singer and her entourage emitted
444 tonnes of carbon dioxide on flights during last year's
Confessions tour, more than 40 times the annual output
of the average Briton.

Bob Geldof, who organised the Live Aid and Live8 charity
concerts, has described the event as lacking a "final goal"
and claimed most people already knew about the hazards
of global warming.

And speaking to a British newspaper recently,
The Who's Roger Daltrey said:
"The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert."

Safety fears

Organisers have insisted they were keeping the concerts
as green as possible.

Proceeds from ticket sales are going to distribute
power-efficient light bulbs and other measures which
will offset the shows' greenhouse gas emissions.

Doubts had been cast over whether the Rio de Janeiro gig
would go ahead because of concerns about safety on
Copacabana Beach, but organisers persuaded a judge
that adequate measures were in place.

However, the Turkish event - in Istanbul - was shelved,
owing to insufficient sponsorship and lack of time.

Live Earth will also broadcast two songs performed in sub-zero
conditions in Antarctica by Nunatak, a rock group made up
of five members of the British Antarctic Survey.

Rapper Kanye West is among the acts
to pledge their support

They have recorded their contribution in front of 17 colleagues
against a backdrop of icebergs.

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reflect public opinion

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2007/07/06 14:52:00 GMT

Sydney start for Live Earth day -


Organisers hope up to two billion people will watch the concerts,
to be held in cities including London, Johannesburg and
Rio de Janeiro.

Later, Madonna will appear at London's Wembley Stadium, while
The Police, Kanye West and Bon Jovi are due at Giants Stadium
in New Jersey.

Concert proceeds will go to the Alliance for Climate Protection

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