Climate Change Responsible For Low Turnout In Johannesburg

You just cannot make this stuff up. Well, I mean, people who live in reality can’t (h/t Barkcloth)

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. (Note: I’ve added in some paragraph breaks)

There you have it. Cold weather and snow are now part of global warming. I wonder if anyone has noticed that it is winter time in the Southern Hemisphere?

Could it also have something to do with who was performing? No offense, but UB40’s time came and went about 20 years ago. Or, perhaps that wealth in South Africa, a country that musicians were black listing not that long ago, is in limited hands? Or perhaps that no one cares down there, especially when it is cold.

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One Response to “Climate Change Responsible For Low Turnout In Johannesburg”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Of course it is PREPOSTEROUS to believe that the climate could ever change.
    Conservatives have always been afraid of change, that want things to just stay the same.

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