On Saturday, the Live Earth concerts rocked seven continents for 24 hours to raise awareness about global warming and inspire individuals around the world to join the movement to stop global warming. The concerts were sponsored by the Alliance for Climate Protection, chaired by former Vice President Al Gore, as well as the Climate Group and other international organizations working to reverse global warming. The concerts featured such noteworthy women musical artists such as Madonna, Macy Gray, Melissa Etheridge, Alicia Keys, Trisha Yearwood, and Joss Stone, as well as influential leaders, including Gore, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, among others.
Meanwhile, back on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), the first woman to chair the Senate”s Environment and Public Works Committee, pledged to use the momentum created by Live Earth to help push her global warming legislation through Congress, according to the Environmental News Service (ENS).
“Global warming is the challenge of our generation,” said Sen. Boxer, according to ENS.”People all over the world understand that action on global warming is needed now, and the American public is far ahead of the government when it comes to this critical issue.”