Why run for president when you can jet-set around the world mingling with rock stars? Al Gore seems to have found a third way for his career prospects by spicing up his global warming outreach with a series of concerts called “Live Earth.” The tour launches from Sydney and will feature appearances by Madonna, the Police, Garth Brooks and a group of Antarctic scientists performing via satellite in front of icebergs.


Live Earth is organised by former US Vice-President Al Gore, who 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.

The biggest stars will perform in London and the United States, while venues in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and South Africa will feature mainly local and regional acts.

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