Pharrell Williams and Al Gore are teaming up to create a music benefit called Live Earth that will be staged in all seven continents on June 18. The event will run for 24 hours in major stadiums around the globe to raise awareness on climate change. Does that make you happy, punk? Well, does it?!

Beijing is currently on the list, along with Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, and Cape Town. It is the largest event of its type ever staged. Each gig will run from four to six hours and two billion people are expected to tune in on the 100 artists confirmed to perform. Even a band of scientists, stationed in Antarctica will play a couple songs to close out the festivities. We can picture Bono and Bob Geldof now, sobbing on each other's shoulders after being out-philanthropized.

Live Earth was designed to collect support for climate action ahead of the United Nation’s meetings in Paris next December on global warming. Gore said the event's "purpose is to have a billion voices with one message, to demand climate action now."

We all know how much Beijing loves thousands of people getting together to demand change. We wish Mr Pharrell and Gore the best of luck.


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