Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Johannesburg is one of nine cities that in a couple of weeks will host Al Gore’s Concerts Against Warmening. Naturally:
Johannesburg recorded its first confirmed snowfall for almost 26 years overnight as temperatures dropped below freezing in South Africa’s largest city.
In other musical warmening news, Turkey is back in.
(Via Harry B.)
UPDATE. Correction; Turkey is out:
Less than three weeks after Al Gore, the environmental campaigner and former vice president, visited Istanbul to announce its participation in the round-the-world Live Earth concerts on July 7, organizers announced yesterday that the city had been dropped from the roster of nine sites because of a lack of interest coupled with security concerns in advance of general elections on July 22, Reuters reported. ... In South Africa, organizers seeking to stimulate lagging ticket sales moved the Live Earth concert to the 18,000-seat Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from a site 45 minutes by car from the city, Reuters reported.
UPDATE II. Has actual scientist Reid Bryson seen Gore’s film?
“Don’t make me throw up,” he said. “It is not science. It is not true.”