07 July 2007

Live Earth's Carbon Footprint

Al Gore: Live Earth: The Concerts For a Climate in ChaosCan anyone tell me the size of the carbon footprint required to bring together and produce the many artists for today's latest musical reunion concert?

And they're supposed to be achieving what precisely?

1 comments:

Daily Mail reader said...

A Daily Mail investigation has revealed:

"The most conservative assessment of the flights being taken by its superstars is that they are flying an extraordinary 222,623.63 miles between them to get to the various concerts - nearly nine times the circumference of the world. The true environmental cost, as they transport their technicians, dancers and support staff, is likely to be far higher.

The total carbon footprint of the event, taking into account the artists' and spectators' travel to the concert, and the energy consumption on the day, is likely to be at least 31,500 tonnes of carbon emissions, according to John Buckley of Carbonfootprint.com, who specialises in such calculations.

Throw in the television audience and it comes to a staggering 74,500 tonnes. In comparison, the average Briton produces ten tonnes in a year.

The concert will also generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste at the concert stadiums - much of which will go directly into landfill sites."