Live Earth

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Live Earth, a series of worldwide concerts designed to raise awareness about climate change and advocate environmentally friendly living, seems to have had mixed success.

Whilst no doubt raising (yet more) awareness, a lot of acts arrived and left by rather-less environmentally friendly means. Razorlight rushed to the airport in a coach with a Police convoy and flew up to Scotland straight after the gig.

A lot of the acts came and went in stretched limos.

DaimlerChrysler used its low-emissions Smart car brand while sponsoring the event worldwide, although its fleet’s average carbon dioxide emissions level was 186 grams per kilometre — well above the industry’s commitment to cut emissions to 140 grams per kilometre.

Concert-goers at the event’s London leg left thousands of plastic cups on the floor of Wembley Stadium, even though recycling bins had been provided.

But at least each dressing room only had one plug socket!

Make of it what you will.

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