Live Earth: "Largest Global Entertainment Event in History"
A few days ago we asked you, readers, what you thought of Live Earth. All in all there seemed to have been some great response to the 7/7/07 concert and today a press release was issued with some impressive numbers:
- More Than 8 Million Viewers Watched Concerts on MSN – The Largest Online Audience Ever for an Online Concert
- Millions Inspired to "Answer the Call" with Web and SMS Pledges Made in 178 Countries and 35 Territories
- Approximately One Million People Participated in More Than 10,000 "Friends of Live Earth" Events in 131 Countries – the Largest Grassroots Organizing Program in History
- Live Earth was Broadcast Across Television Networks in More than 100 Countries
- Live Earth was Broadcast Via Radio Channels in More than 130 Countries
As we saw on the broadcast, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said, "Live Earth is officially the largest global entertainment event in history...and the numbers are still coming in."
TreeHugger has reported from Hamburg and London and covered information about Israel, Rio and Antarctica. We'd love to hear some thoughts on those that attended the other events, namely the United States where Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities had a part in the event.