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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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Al Gore announces 24-hour concert series to take place on seven continents to raise awareness of global warming:
With a powerhouse lineup of acts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi, what's being called "Live Earth" aims to gather more than 100 of the world's top musicians on July 7 — and attract 2 billion viewers, most of them via television, radio and the Web.
In other Gore news, Fox host Sean Hannity attacks Gore for "global warming hypocrisy." The charge? Flying on private jets. Think Progress has the story, plus the following information from Vice President Gore's office:
-Gore lives a strict carbon-neutral lifestyle both in his work and private life. That means he tries to reduce his emissions as much as possible, and then purchases carbon offsets for the remaining emissions.

– In his private life, Gore tries to reduce his emissions as much as possible. He drives a hybrid, flies commercially whenever he can, and purchases green power. In the few instances where work has demanded that he travel privately, he purchases carbon offsets for the emissions.

Yellowstone air quality continues to improve in the wake of new requirements that snowmobiles meet certain noise and emission standards.

Large new under-ice lakes have been found in Antarctica. "[T]he slippery motion could have serious implications for the way ice sheets respond to global warming. Ice is continually sliding off Antarctica and into the sea. In ice streams, inland ice speeds into the ocean more than ten times faster than the rest of the ice sheet."

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