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September 15, 2009

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World celebrities sing to stop global warming


GENEVA — British rock group Duran Duran and heavy metal band Scorpions are among 55 world celebrities who have joined in recording a song to draw attention to the global warming crisis, organisers said on Monday.

The song is part of a mass media campaign on the threats of climate change organised by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

The song entitled "Beds'r Burning", which was originally recorded by the Australian group Midnight Oil in the 1980s, can be downloaded from the Internet for free and will be presented to the public at a launch in Paris on October 1.

"If we do not stop the (greenhouse gas) emissions today, global warming will be still be with us in 40 to 50 years," warned Walter Fust, director of the Forum, at a press conference in Geneva.

The media campaign featuring the song is aimed at putting pressure on world leaders to reach an agreement on tackling climate change at a UN-sponsored conference in Copenhagen in December.

Some of the other popular artists who add their voices to the anti-global warming song include French 'Piaf' actress Marion Cotillard, Senegalese star Youssou N'dour, Irish singer/composer Bob Geldorf, Chinese singer Khalil Fong, and even a Nobel peace laureate, South African archbishop Desmond Tutu.

26 comments:

Opus #6 said...

All they need is the Disney Friends for Change trio and they will be all set to go. You can't forget to propagandize the nation's youth, now, can you.

http://mainfo.blogspot.com/2009/07/creepy-disney.html

Anonymous said...

Ope, that's wonderful.

Don't you just love Tutu's halo? I feel a bit cooler already.

LL said...

I thought Desmond Tutu was dead.

That is one strange cat. I wonder what he charges to make an appearance at this sort of event. I can't figure out if he's paid to show up because he's a preacher, because he's a clown or simply because he's black.

Don't archbishops have better things to do? I guess not.

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INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

Watch the Nobel Peace Laureates.

They are terminal.

Don't let them out of your sight.

Heads up.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Does Tipper Gore will do the costumes?! Hope not! :)

@LL: Tutu will be the next Pope. So he'll have a job. ;)

Barking Spider said...

Those opportunistic arseholes will jump on whatever bandwagon happens to be passing by to get all the publicity they can! Publicity hounds, the bloody lot of them!

Rhod said...

Gore and his odious wife are The Left's version of Jim and Tammy Faye. The only thing missing from Gore's version is a theme park and a gospel of love.

Tutu proves that if you shine the public spotlight on an ordinary man too long, he turns into a self-advertising nitwit.

Timeshare Jake said...

I can't wait to hear Tutu rock out!

The Scorpioins will be passing out Viagra before the session.

It's just so sad.

Writer X said...

Another traveling freak show. Can't wait to buy the t-shirt. Not.

CI-Roller Dude said...

I've cut down on eating beans to do my part to reduce these gasses. Ooooppss... excuse me....I guess I had some yesterday...

Oh and the UN is a totally useless waste of money these days.

anon said...

I'm really enjoying global warming. In fact, I'm just heading to the beach to avail myself of this environmental phenomenon before we again experience the flip side of said phenomenon called "winter colding", happens every year and I don't like it much.

Anonymous said...

LL, I checked. He'll sing at a Bar Mitvah for $20,000 and dinner.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Spakley... Thanks for visiting with the canned message. I'm honored.

One word, my friend... hairbrush.

Anonymous said...

Incoming...

I'm always on the lookout for any kind of award winners.

Two years ago, when I let my guard down, Francis Ford Coppola broke into my back bedroom and stole all my Andy Williams albums.

Anonymous said...

Mammon...

Il Papa Tutu. It sings!

Anonymous said...

Barkie, I bet Zola Budd works her way into the choir.

Anonymous said...

Rhod, wasn't Tutu a recurring character on WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Bill, and the WHO (no, not the group... the World Health Organization) will be throwing in free prostate checks.

Anonymous said...

X... You can't beat a hemp t-shirt with soy-based ink.

Anonymous said...

Dude... These Days??? When were they ever valuable?

Snarky Basterd said...

I supposed if they sing into plastic bags, attached hoses to their asses, and asphyxiate themselves with amp cords, they truly will be saving the world from their gas bagging.

Anonymous said...

Dave, you may well have come upon a way to save the planet. I'll donate the plastic bags.

Wetzy said...

I will bring the hose.

Caeseria said...

Well, I have now solved a twofold mystery - a) who recorded that goofy song I hear on the radio about once every two months, and b) was it really intended to be as weird and Mother-Earthy as it sounded. A) Midnight Oil (of whom I'd never heard before today) and B) unfortunately YES, which sucks because MUSIC-WISE, it's a great tune. But the lyrics are weird, and now I know they're weird on purpose. :(
So thank you for educating me once again, Goomba!

Anonymous said...

Caeseria, that's the whole purpose of this blog. Thanks, Kiddo!