Live Earth was a 24-hour concert at nine venues
on seven continents featuring a galaxy of world-class pop stars along with
local acts aimed at reaching across the planet--plus Al Gore on the Washington
Mall. In the words of Al Gore, its creator and organizer, the event was
designed to "trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis." Were the 24 hours of music, commercials for
ecological products and political exhortations a high point of the "Green Revolution" or just
another high-tech spectacle? Will millions of people change their lifestyles?
Will they force governments and corporations to act on the message, or will the
massive audience be lulled into feeling better without insisting on the changes
that could make a difference?
Harry Shearer, Political satirist (@theharryshearer)
George Marshall, Founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network
Martin Lewis, Co-Producer of the Secret Policeman's Ball
Matt Petersen, President, Global Green USA
Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School (@Harvard_Law)