Tag: climate change

Thom Yorke Live On ‘The Stupid Show’ Today

We’re big fans of Radiohead’s Tom Yorke and his involvement in the climate-change movement. If you receive the HeadCount Sustainability & Conservation e-newsletter, you already know that Yorke kicked off The Age of Stupid‘s September 21 premiere with a New York City acoustic performance that was broadcast live to theaters screening the film. (Yorke performed…

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In The House

What do you get when you mix four White House cabinet members, a slew of campaign-workers-turned-staffers, and 120 or so young climate activists? Something to tell your grandkids about. I had the privilege of attending the White House’s Clean Energy Economy Forum yesterday. The name doesn’t quite reveal the nature of the event. Most of…

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Study Says Live Earth Had No Impact On Public Opinion

Remember Live Earth? On July 7, 2007, 150 A-list acts performed around the clock on seven continents to a television audience of billions. The point was to draw attention to global climate issues. Each location brought its own vibe. Australia was earnest, China factory-fresh pop lite, and Keith Urban covered “Gimme Shelter” at Giants Stadium….

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TckTckTck Campaign’s ‘Beds Are Burning’

Youssou N’Dour, Scorpion, Paul Shaffer, Duran Duran, Bob Geldof, Brazilian Girls, Fergie, and dozens of other musicians and actors you may or may not recognize contributed to Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning,” the climate-change movement’s very own “We Are the World.” Anyone who downloads the overstuffed tune becomes a virtual signer of Global Humanitarian Forum…

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Tiny Tim’s Ode To Climate Change

The inimitable Tiny Tim sings “The Other Side” to an audience of little kids in this mildly disturbing clip from a late-sixties Austalian TV special. “The ice caps are melting, the tide is rushing in,” he sings. “All the world is drowning, to wash away the sin.” The tune, prescient for its time, is from…

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MTV European Concerts To Raise Climate-Change Awareness

The New York Times reports that Moby will headling the first in a series of concerts sponsored by MTV to communicate the urgency of the climate-change crisis. The concert will take place August 20 in Stockholm to coincide with World Water Week. Part of an MTV Europe multimedia initiative called Play to Stop, the Moby…

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Krugman: Climate-Change Deniers Committing ‘Treason’

By Josh Gelfand Leave it to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman to speak truth to power, even if the power in question lost narrowly in the House last week. Krugman’s Monday New York Times column called out the 212 dissenting voters of the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill: “A handful of these no votes came from representatives who…

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