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  • PETA slams Al Gore for ‘hypocrisy and sheer laziness’ for not limiting festival food to vegan only

    04/26/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kyle Blaine
    PETA is demanding to know: Why won’t Al Gore’s climate change music festival go vegan? On stage at Davos this year, Gore and Pharrell Williams announced the return of the Live Earth music festival — a concert series meant to raise awareness of climate change. And now the animal rights group is demanding each of the concerts exclusively serve vegan products, arguing that Gore’s own group touts the benefits of giving up meat to reduce greenhouse gas production. In a series of emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, representatives from PETA repeatedly ask Live Earth’s organizers if they plan to serve...
  • Al Gore, Pharrell Williams Team up for New Climate Change Concerts

    01/21/2015 4:23:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Al Gore and Pharrell Williams took to the stage at the Davos Economic Forum on Wednesday to announce the second iteration of Live Earth, a series of worldwide concerts to raise awareness of climate change. Gore and Williams were joined by Live Earth co-founder Kevin Wall to announce the concerts, which will take place across all seven continents on June 18, according to the Guardian. The event hopes to capture a global television audience of 2 billion across 193 television networks. Williams, who performed at the first round of Live Earth concerts in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, will reportedly...
  • Pharrell: 'Live Earth' concert to press for climate action

    01/21/2015 8:48:17 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 1/21/2015 | unknown
    Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming. The pop star is teaming up with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall to pull off 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.
  • Wolves back on endangered list in Northern Rockies

    10/14/2008 12:56:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 853+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/14/8 | MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press Writer
    Billings, Mont. (AP) -- A judge has put gray wolves in the Northern Rockies back on the endangered species list about seven months after the federal government took them off. The order from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula means the federal government must either drop or overhaul its proposal to strip wolves of federal protection — a process likely to drag on for at least several months.
  • Live Earth in India

    10/13/2008 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Karen Vultrep · 7 replies · 966+ views
    ecorazzi ^ | Karen
    IS Al Gore Buying a Green Magazine? When did this guy become such a media mogul and doing everything from producing rock concerts in India to buying magazines ? OK, so we know there’s some level of involvement. Besides Live Earth, Wall is the CEO of Control Room, which produces and distributes live music performances over the internet and mobile devices. He’s also the founder of Sustainable Holdings — which uses a data driven methodology to effectively capture the sustainability practices of major corporations. Should be interesting to see how all of this factors into his participation with Plenty. Stay...
  • Rock Star: 'The Whole Joke of Live Earth Was How Wasteful It Was'

    05/24/2008 11:53:50 AM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies · 231+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/23/08 | Tim Graham
    The May 29 edition of Rolling Stone looks ahead to the summer concert season, and the rock-music mag is praising the Dave Matthews Band for their use of biodiesel for buses and "biodegradable goods for catering." But this exchange was interesting, about Al Gore's "Live Earth" concerts. ROLLING STONE: Some people argue that the live experience is sort of inherently "un-green."DAVE MATTHEWS: ThereÂ’s no doubt that it is. The whole joke of Live Earth was how wasteful it was. But the idea that touring will end is sad. IÂ’d like to think that the traveling minstrel is not a thing...
  • Super Bowl will be watched by less than half the number of people that participated in Live Earth

    01/31/2008 7:25:32 PM PST · by Wil H · 43 replies · 353+ views
    KFYI | 1/31/08 | Wil H
    Last night saw a glitering celebrity gala, headlined by Jay Leno, at The Phoenician as one of THE events of the Super Bowl social circuit. It was a $1000 a seat and attended by Howie Long, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Bart Starr, Gale Sayers and many others. During the proceeding NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell boasted that 900 Million would watch Sunday's game. Frankly I think he is blowing smoke - even if the entire nation watches (which it won't) that would only be 300, million, and you won't get another 600 million to watch worldwide, the interest in American Football...
  • The Ten Worst Stories of 2007

    12/31/2007 8:14:40 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 14 replies · 1,334+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 31, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    We have had a fairly mixed year. Both good stories and bad were bountiful, and sometimes good and bad news came together to neutralize mega-stories. Take Pakistan, where Pervez Musharraf’s lifting of both his military uniform and his country’s State of Emergency was closely followed by the untimely assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Nobody quite knows what the net effect of these events will be.
  • The Cult Of Global Warming (Don Feder On The Left's Newest Psedo-Religion Alert)

    07/31/2007 12:45:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 857+ views ^ | 07/31/2007 | Don Feder
    Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon. I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, "The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe" by Yannick Monget. On the jacket, the author is described as "the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe." If that weren't enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget "has written several volumes...
  • The Field Is Set (Election 2008)

    07/24/2007 3:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 23, 2007 | Reid Wilson
    Note: For the purposes of this column, we will assume that former Senator Fred Thompson is, for all intents and purposes, in the race for president. The field of 18 candidates - eight Democrats and ten Republicans - can only shrink, for several reasons. First, next year's presidential election looks to have genuinely captured the attention of the American public. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that fully 70% of Americans say they are following the race at least somewhat closely, 20 points higher than at the equivalent time in 2003. Among those respondents, 83% of Democrats say they...
  • A Habitable World?

    07/16/2007 5:30:16 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is it because Al Gore and a bunch of elderly rockers organized an all-star stadium gala on its behalf? The colossal flopperoo of Live Earth is a heartening reminder that there are some things too ridiculous even for global pop culture, and one of them is the Reverend Almer Gortry speaking truth to power ballads. Why did so few people feel the urge to rock against climate change? Touchingly enough, the organizers put it down to the weather. Dismal TV ratings? "The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's...
  • Live Earth Concert Doesn't Rock (Mark Steyn On Algore's Flopped Global Warming Crusade Alert)

    07/22/2007 12:27:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/16/2007 | Mark Steyn
    f a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is it because Al Gore and a bunch of elderly rockers organized an all-star stadium gala on its behalf? The colossal flopperoo of Live Earth is a heartening reminder that there are some things too ridiculous even for global pop culture, and one of them is the Rev. Almer Gortry speaking truth to power ballads. Why did so few people feel the urge to rock against climate change? Touchingly enough, the organizers put it down to the weather. Dismal TV ratings? "The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's...
  • Live Earth Vs. Africa

    07/19/2007 4:10:17 PM PDT · by Argus · 9 replies · 479+ views
    Accra Mail ^ | 7/11/2007 | Kofi Benti
    Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message. (Snip) In Africa, we have more serious things to worry about than climate change. Indeed, if they achieve their objective the concerts will have done harm to the people of Africa. (Snip) Please, Europe and America, spare us! You can cut your own emissions if you want, but don't tell us what to do. We really have...
  • Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is Treason - Robert Kennedy goes Orwell.

    07/16/2007 6:47:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,828+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 16, 2007 | Marlo Lewis
    July 16, 2007, 6:00 a.m. Ignorance Is Strength, Dissent Is TreasonRobert Kennedy goes Orwell. By Marlo Lewis At last weekend’s Live Earth concert in New Jersey, Robert Kennedy, Jr., a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), charged ExxonMobil and Southern Company with treason, declaring: The most important thing you can do is to get involved in the political process and get rid of all of these rotten politicians that we have in Washington D.C.—who are nothing more than corporate toadies for companies like Exxon and Southern Company. These villainous companies that consistently put their private financial interest...
  • An email from algore

    07/14/2007 8:06:24 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 50 replies · 1,246+ views
    My email ^ | July 13, 2007 | algore
    The following message is from our friend Vice President Al Gore. Dear (Past Your Eyes), A decade from now, when people look back on Live Earth, what they will remember isn't what happened during the show ––instead my hope is they remember what happened after. More than 2 billion of us joined together on 7.7.07 and with one voice demanded an end to the climate crisis. It is now our responsibility to carry this movement forward and force our leaders to take action. That's why I'm asking you to join me in signing the Live Earth Pledge. Nancy Pelosi and...
  • Kennedy Calls Skeptical Politicians 'Traitors' and 'Corporate Toadies'

    07/11/2007 2:46:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 366+ views
    NwsBusters ^ | July 9, 2007 - 18:42. | Julia A. Seymour
    So much for that non-political “Live Earth” I heard about from the concert people and NBC brass. It turned out that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the radical environmentalist, had some strong words for politicians who stand against climate change legislation. “Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies … This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors,” Kennedy said at the July 7 concert held in New Jersey, according to Newsday. Let's see. If I remember correctly, the penalty for treason is execution. “[Y]ou hear...
  • Pop Culture-The Band Plays in Antarctica to Save the Planet. Heh.

    07/13/2007 5:03:34 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 221+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 7/13/07 | Pat Fish
    Here's a Pop Culture update and so far we've got a brave boy who saved his siblings from a rabid fox, a "scantily clad" Muslim woman causes uproar, a band plays in Antarctica, A desperate housewife weds and what? Bart Simpson naked? This plus more as it happens across the fruited plains and needs my attention.
  • `Live Earth' Concerts No Big TV Draw - (They told us 2 billion watched)

    07/11/2007 8:09:58 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies · 673+ views
    KAALTV ^ | 7/11/07 | David Bauder - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Given a choice among the Police, John Mayer and Madonna on television or a summer's night out, millions of Americans chose the latter. The Live Earth concert, Al Gore's sprawling worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness, wasn't a big television draw. NBC's Saturday-night highlights show was seen by 2.75 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research, or fewer people than watched the soccer match between Argentina and Peru that night on Univision.
  • Al Gore And NBC: Birds Of A Feather

    07/11/2007 7:08:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 832+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 11 July 2007 | Staff
    Politics: Was what Al Gore called "the largest global entertainment event in all of human history" also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where's the Fairness Doctrine when you need it? Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network's three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to "Cops" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," Gore's claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America's funniest home video. Ever. But thanks in large part to the 75 hours of free airtime that NBC gave Gore on its various stations, starting with NBC...
  • Those Whacky Clintons Have Problems With Presidential Pardons. Heh.

    07/11/2007 4:54:37 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 312+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 7/10/07 | Pat Fish
    A rant or two about current events. How about those Clintons complaining about presidential pardons? Nerve? Audacity? Chutzpah? I'm sick of all this "save the earth" nonsense and I've got stories from the 60's plus sensible ways to protect our precious environment without need of rock bands or Madonna. Finally, a review of my new VuPoint camera and some video of Kaitlyn Mae laffing and with an ugly face.