Thursday, January 29, 2015

New "Live Earth" Concert For Climate Change Action on 7 continents in June

Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Al Gore; Pop superstar, Pharrell Williams; & Producer, Kevin Wall

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming.

The pop superstar is teaming with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore to produce a "Live Earth" concert on seven continents to build support for a U.N. climate pact in Paris among more than 190 nations in December.

On a stage Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos with producer Kevin Wall, Williams said "we literally are going to have humanity harmonize all at once" in support of a binding international accord to limit heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions.

He said the purpose is "to have a billion voices with one message - to demand climate action now" from governments rather than to continue the world's reliance on fossil fuels.


An estimated 7,000 people jam a quadrangle at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia during Earth Week activities celebrating the eve of Earth Day, April 22, 1970.  

The video above, produced by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center between September 2006 and April 2007, shows the paths of air pollution particles (called aerosols) traveling across the globe and, scientists believe, strengthening storms and cyclones.

Don't Go Near the Water, Johnny Cash

Earth Song, Michael Jackson


Anonymous said...

Great news Petra! This had to be done on a massive scale!

K. :)

Ron said...

And yet, another important and urgent topic you bring up, Petra. BRAVA! And it's so interesting you shared about Earth Day in Philadelphia back in 1970. I had no idea that even occurred.

And thank you for sharing the Michael Jackson video clip. I had never seen that one. WOW...that was POWERFUL!

Thank you for sharing this post, my friend!


petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Isn't, K.? Am so looking forward it.

This is huge. And hope it helps make a tremendous impact! :))

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I hope it helps make a huge impact, Ron. Something's gotta give!

Michael Jackson was, in my opinion and with all due respect, one of best!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend! :))