Saturday, June 30, 2007

 
posted by Sarah Krasley @ 9:23 PM
I've heard of math rock, but now science rock? Rad! I will be tuning into this portion of Live Earth for sure!

Live Earth: Scientists set to Rock Antarctica to Deliver on Gore's Promise for Music on Every Continent-repost from Treehugger.com George Spyros, New York City, USA on 06.26.07


An indie-folk rock ensemble made up of scientists already stationed in Antarctica will perform for Live Earth fulfilling Al Gore's promise for music from 7 continents on 7.7.07. The band Nunatak, the Greenlandic word that means an exposed summit of a ridge mountain or peak within an ice field or glacier, will be rocking the ice for their 17 on-site colleagues and also for, well, the rest of the world. Former Vice President Gore personally reached out to the band, not that he had many alternatives. Live Earth organizers did originally explore the idea of flying in performers, but quickly dropped that when told the continent is pretty much inaccessible during the winter. The Rothera Research Station itself is on the Antarctic Peninsula, the fastest warming region on Earth. Temperatures there have risen by 5 degrees F during the last 50 years.

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