Live Earth Johannesburg Officials Blame Climate Change For Poor Turn-out

Officials at LIVE EARTH Johannesburg have blamed the effects of climate change for poor audience attendance at Saturday's (07Jul07) South African event. Organiser John Langford believes extremely cold weather in the region - it snowed last week (ends06Jul07) for the first time in a quarter of a century - kept people away from the concert, which starred Joss Stone, UB40, Angelique Kidjo and Baaba Maal. Speaking before the event, Langford said, "We're expecting 10,000 here tonight. It's a bit chilly, and we've had a strange winter... is it climate change? We had snow in Jo'burg last week for the first time in 25 years." But critics have blamed poor publicity for the weak turn-out.


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No offense to South Africans, but the environment is their LAST concern. I went fishing with a bunch of okes last year and thry threw everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) in the water.So, combine a largely low-educated population, 3rd world conditions, and you get an event that leaves people asking "what the heck is climate change?"Oh, and for the record, it snowed in Johannesburg last year too.
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Ja! I stay in Cape Town and didn't even hear about it!
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