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Posted on 02/15/2007 11:30:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Gore announces 'global warming' concerts

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago

Al Gore announced on Thursday a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi.

The 24-hour event on July 7 is part of a campaign, Save Our Selves — The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis, that promoters hope will trigger a broad movement to address what the former vice president calls a global climate crisis.

"In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach billions of people," the environmental activist, filmmaker and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee said in a statement. "The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement."

Gore is often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2008 despite his repeated statements that he's not running. Recently, some former aides met in Boston to discuss a campaign to draft the former vice president.

The concerts on seven continents will bring newfound publicity to Gore, who already is enjoying celebrity status with his Oscar-nominated documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." Gore said he was thrilled that the film, on the perils of global warming, was nominated for best documentary and for best song, the latter nod coming for Melissa Etheridge's "I Need to Wake Up."

The Academy Awards are Feb. 25.

More than 100 performers are scheduled to appear at the July concerts, including Etheridge, the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Duran Duran, Korn, Pharrell, the Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Promoters said the Live Earth concerts will take place in Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; London and cities to be announced in Japan, Brazil and the

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sounds like a lot of hot air to me..........
1 posted on 02/15/2007 11:30:05 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; Mrs. Don-o; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; SideoutFred; ...

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2 posted on 02/15/2007 11:31:25 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Sub-Driver

he better wait till july or august, otherwise he'll be snowed out at his global warming concert thingy..


3 posted on 02/15/2007 11:31:37 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: xcamel

You may need to change your banner; it appears the Global Warming thing is not working out too well. Now its Climate Change.


4 posted on 02/15/2007 11:32:57 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Sub-Driver
WOW, this sounds like it is going to use an ENORMOUS amount of fossil fuels to pull off.
5 posted on 02/15/2007 11:34:59 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"And this world-wide tour will proceed without the use of fossil fuels to move the performers, their roadies, or their equipment." /sarcasm


6 posted on 02/15/2007 11:35:35 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver

I know what I'll be making fun of all year.


7 posted on 02/15/2007 11:35:51 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: xcamel

Kudos for having the intestinal fortitude to post this. I saw it and could only shake my head!


8 posted on 02/15/2007 11:38:00 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Sub-Driver
sounds like a lot of hot air to me..........

"The 24-hour event on July 7 is part of a campaign, Save Our Selves — The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis"

Exactly. AlGore is waiting for more hot air - hot summer air.

9 posted on 02/15/2007 11:38:14 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Sub-Driver

Can't you just hear algore saying, in his geeky, pencil-neck voice - "I was global warming before global warming was cool"


10 posted on 02/15/2007 11:38:32 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Causing global warming is so easy, even a caveman could do it...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Proceeds will create a foundation to combat climate change led by The Alliance for Climate Protection, which is chaired by Gore."

This is what's it's really about, creating an enormous slush fund for Al Bore to propagandize the world. Just watch, corporations will be hit up hard and will have trouble saying NO because there will be enough internal support from devotees of the global warming cult. Al Bore hopes to raise billions, I'm sure.......
11 posted on 02/15/2007 11:38:50 AM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: SF Republican
You may need to change your banner; it appears the Global Warming thing is not working out too well. Now its Climate Change.

What do they want, 72.5 F in all places, at all the time?
12 posted on 02/15/2007 11:39:22 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Funny that he would choose a location in China (soon to be the world's number 1 carbon emitter), Brazil, and South Africa, as all of those countries are so called 'developing' countries and thus exempt from the Kyoto Protocol. I actually think the blowback against global warming is starting. Some politicians, and more importantly, some reknowned scientists are starting to come forward to question the lack of 'science' behind Gore and his band of hot airheads.


13 posted on 02/15/2007 11:39:44 AM PST by milwguy
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To: Enchante

I bet Algore has already consulted Jessie Jackson on how to do the "shake down".


14 posted on 02/15/2007 11:42:07 AM PST by unkus
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To: Sub-Driver

We have Bonnoroo in my neck of the woods again this year and having covered two of these events already, I can tell you that they use a ton of energy at an event like this. The huge generators used to power the sound and the lights are just the tip of the iceburg. The Roo tries to promote itself as environmentially friendly, but those who come to the event are some of the worst slobs I've ever seen.


15 posted on 02/15/2007 11:43:02 AM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Sub-Driver

At least he scheduled THESE global warming events in July where they won't be cancelled because of snow.


16 posted on 02/15/2007 11:43:09 AM PST by VRWCmember (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement."

Like one that moves the globe a few miles further away from the sun?

17 posted on 02/15/2007 11:44:04 AM PST by VRWCmember (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And I bet they will all share 1 Jet to get there


18 posted on 02/15/2007 11:44:57 AM PST by slowhand520
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To: msnimje
What do they want, 72.5 F in all places, at all the time?

As I recall, last spring they were promoting the idea that Global Warming was going to cause England to become cooler about the temperature of Newfoundland. That one had me scratching my head.

I am beginning to think that if the temperature on a given day varies from what it was the year Gore was born, why then global warming is occurring.

When I was a child, one day my mother said "The snow is just not as deep as it was when I was a kid.". I scratched my head and realized that she was a lot shorter then, so it looked a lot deeper. Could that be Al's problem?

19 posted on 02/15/2007 11:47:39 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Save Our Selves....SOS....Get it? How clever.


20 posted on 02/15/2007 11:47:43 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Sub-Driver
Gore is deeply concerned that every year it gets cold, then a bit warmer, then hot, then a little colder then cold again. Gore is sure this is a pattern that keeps cycling. Gore is certain due to his extensive scientific background and because he killed manbearpig that he has discoved that this pattern will continue.

Al Gore, climate professional.

21 posted on 02/15/2007 11:48:00 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Rick Perry for governor.Of another state!)
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To: Sub-Driver
with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. . . .

I think Al ate some!

WHY IT'S GETTING WARM
Tune: "Riders on the Storm"

Why it's getting warm
Why it's getting warm
Is it hotter than the norm
Or just turning back to form
Gore would sound the warning horn
And make cars that run on corn
Why it's getting warm

There's an inconsistent flaw
In his scientific law
There's not one single cause
For why an iceberg thaws
The conclusion that he draws
Is giving us guffaws
An inconsistent flaw

Gore, you incoherent goof
Gore, you incoherent goof
It doesn't take a sleuth
To see your lack of proof
Here's an inconvenient truth
It's still freezing in Duluth
You incoherent goof

Why it's getting warm
Why it's getting warm
Is it hotter than the norm
Or just turning back to form
Gore would sound the warning horn
And make cars that run on corn
Why it's getting warm

Why it's getting warm
Why it's getting warm . . .

22 posted on 02/15/2007 11:48:24 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (I've got Algore-aphobia.)
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To: Sub-Driver

sounds like parkas and double insulated Depends will be in order for these affairs, with his track record. ;-)


23 posted on 02/15/2007 11:49:15 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: msnimje

My sentiments exactly. A lot of fuel will be wasted for the private planes and buses bringing the artists there, not to mention all the people driving there. Plus, it would probably waste a TON of electricity.
Some environmentalist Gore is.


24 posted on 02/15/2007 11:49:26 AM PST by Chewie84
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To: msnimje
I wonder if all the acts will show up in limosines and motorcoaches? I wonder if Al will get a cut of the proceeds from the concessions? You know the food cooked over wood or charcoal fires.

How large will the parking lot be, to accomodate all the people driving to the concert?

What type of traffic control will they have to prevent people from siting in a traffic jam, in idling cars?

Will people be given tickets printed on paper, made from trees, with oil based ink?

Will the concert be acoustic, or will they have electric guitars and amps, using electricity from coal power plants?

Will all the acts be done during the day, or will they be using lighting at night? Again using electricity from coal power plants.

Will they allow beer to be served? Causing mass gas excretions. Also causing massive toxic waste damaging the environment, known as urine.

25 posted on 02/15/2007 11:49:54 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: SF Republican
"You may need to change your banner; it appears the Global Warming thing is not working out too well. Now its Climate Change."

Man, this Climate Change stuff is totally real. Every Winter, the climate here in Illinois gets colder. Every Summer, the climate gets warmer.

Al Gore is totally smart. He invented the Internet.

[END Brainless Sarcasm that sounds like undergrad students where I work.]

26 posted on 02/15/2007 11:51:14 AM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Al Bore GW PING!!!


27 posted on 02/15/2007 11:55:57 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: Sub-Driver; All
"Global warming has caused this condition. See for yourself."

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28 posted on 02/15/2007 11:56:54 AM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

"The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained crappy pop concert."


29 posted on 02/15/2007 11:57:52 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: Sub-Driver

There's certainly no one more credible from whom to take scientific advice than a psychotic ex-Vice President and a bunch of musicians. I'm convinced now!


30 posted on 02/15/2007 12:02:22 PM PST by Master Shake
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To: mountn man

Once again, the "Talent" will show up and be housed in first class hotels with their riders mandating that only green M&M's be in Waterford Crystal bowls and that copious amounts of Perrier (French) Johnnie Walker Black, Jack Daniels (For Tim and Faith) and Krystal, along with Kobe Beef and Beluga sandwiches. They will then be whisked to the venue by Jet Helicopter as the millions of stoned revelers writhe in adoration. AlGore will be appearing as the Supreme EarthDaddy with a special Hemp Shirt and camper shorts. He will chide all to hate Bush/Chaney and adore his superior intellect. Exxon will actually make a mint of this and the stoners attending will leave hundreds of thousands of pounds of debris that will be carted off to a landfill, where in some years it will produce methane further raising the temperature of the Planet.

This is so stupid it isn't funny.


31 posted on 02/15/2007 12:03:17 PM PST by Shady
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"In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach billions of people..."

... "and we can only achieve this by holding an event that will USE AS MUCH ENERGY AS IT IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE FOR A SMALL GROUP TO USE."

32 posted on 02/15/2007 12:03:29 PM PST by Jhensy
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he better wait till july or august, otherwise he'll be snowed out at his global warming concert thingy..

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33 posted on 02/15/2007 12:03:30 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell it to upstate NY where there's over 100 inches of snow on the ground.


34 posted on 02/15/2007 12:05:36 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Al Gore announced on Thursday a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi."

Yes, that's a great idea. Have 100s of 1000s of people drive to stadiums to hear music powered with huge amounts of electricity.

35 posted on 02/15/2007 12:07:38 PM PST by avacado
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To: lilylangtree

NYC is up to it's butt in Global Warming!!!! Gore is making money pushing this lie. If he has provable science, bring it on. Do not try and push off a political stance as science. Gore, go away!!!!!


36 posted on 02/15/2007 12:08:06 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Sub-Driver

Snoop Dogg is a hypocrite. He's personally responsible for putting a lot of chronic smoke into the atmosphere.


37 posted on 02/15/2007 12:09:14 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Who would turn out better if we split into two separate countries based on the '04 Presidential Map?)
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To: avacado

38 posted on 02/15/2007 12:10:05 PM PST by avacado
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To: msnimje

Yup - and how many of them will be bringing their own, private jets instead of jetpooling? To be totally nonhypocritical, they should all bike to Al's place in Tennessee and board a commercial jet. Not holding my breath, though.


39 posted on 02/15/2007 12:10:13 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God is giving you countless observable clues of His existence!)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Is Tipper going to want warning labels on the concert tickets?


40 posted on 02/15/2007 12:12:48 PM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Brian Mosely

I hate that Bonnaroo traffic! And doesn't at least one person die (of drugs) there every year?


41 posted on 02/15/2007 12:15:46 PM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm sure they are planning on using hybrid semi's and buses to move all the gear/performers from place to place.

/s
42 posted on 02/15/2007 12:16:31 PM PST by bamahead
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought it was cancelled to to blizzards and ice storms.


43 posted on 02/15/2007 12:17:07 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Reagan would vote for Hunter)
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To: milwguy; Sub-Driver
Some thoughts on this:

Gore says these concerts will be even bigger than the Live Aid concerts!! And we all remember how much good those concerts did, don't we? As with so many liberal and self-obsessed things, it isn't really about impact- it is about intention or the appearance of caring. I don't know if the USA paid any attention to the 20th Anniversary Live Aid concerts (I was in the UK and it was a hugh event that every media outlet fawned over) but they at least acknowledged (Geldoff, Bono) that much of the $ and food from the first one never made it to the people it was intended. The big goal of the anniversary concerts wasn't to raise money, but awareness. In other words, we can't be held accountable for actually having an impact.

I agree that China is indeed an odd place to hold this "SOS" concert. I'd kind of hate to be the first one standing in line for tickets in Tianeneman Square. Will they televise panoramic shots of crowd and surroundings Given the somewhat murky Chinese air (due to pollutants)? Will their be banners in the crowd proclaiming "Carbon (Regulation) Free!!"? Looks like they'll have to throw a whole lot of cheap, dirty coal on the fire to make enough electricity for this event. Also, China is a long, long flight for any of the noted performers )and one I'm content to never make again).

South Africa? Are they going to play Sun City? Better not let Little Steven know. Will Winnie Mandela's guards be providing security?

Also, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill? Tell me it ain't so...
44 posted on 02/15/2007 12:17:15 PM PST by philled ("Enshrine mediocrity and the shrines are razed."-- Ellsworth Toohey)
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To: NewCenturions

They've had both good and bad years. One year, they had three deaths while last year, there was just one, which happened outside of the grounds, when a kid ran out onto Interstate 24 and was hit by Ricky Scaggs' tour bus.


45 posted on 02/15/2007 12:26:50 PM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Sub-Driver
The concerts on seven continents will bring newfound publicity to Gore

Does that mean they'll be playing on Antarctica? That can't be very environmentally sound.

46 posted on 02/15/2007 12:30:24 PM PST by cicada
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To: Sub-Driver

It should be named "The Giant Carbon Footprint Concert".


47 posted on 02/15/2007 12:33:29 PM PST by AaronInCarolina
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To: Sub-Driver
Why don't these liberals use this concert money to help Katrina victims?

But then that would make sense and we're talking about liberals.

48 posted on 02/15/2007 12:34:28 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: VRWCmember

Yes, but I suspect we can expect an unseasonably cool period on the 7th of July, as history tends to repeat itself.


49 posted on 02/15/2007 12:38:26 PM PST by Burkean
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice the day of the concert: 07-07-07. It has a New Age witchcraft symbolism to it.


50 posted on 02/15/2007 12:46:40 PM PST by jonrick46
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