‘Live Earth’ Climate Change Concert Heads To India

There’s one main reason that Live Earth is only being held in India this year: Tata Nanothe world’s cheapest car.

China might be the world’s biggest producer of CO2 emissions, but the release of the $2,500 Nano could put an additional 800 million cars on the global market and drive pollution right through the atmospheric roof. 

Jon Bon Jovi and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will perform at this year’s Live Earth concert, when the music extravaganza aimed at raising awareness of climate change heads to India.

Last year’s Live Earth spanned four continents and 150 acts were performed over a 24-hour period. But organizers Al Gore and Kevin Wall decided this year to stage only one event in India, in the hopes of bringing their message to the developing world.

“India is not the country that created the climate crisis, but it is a developing nation and we need to open doors for local environmental organizations to create consciousness here,” Wall, an Emmy-winning concert producer, told The Associated Press.

While China overtook the U.S. in carbon dioxide emissions in 2006, environmentalists worry about developing countries that struggle with more cars on already-choked city roads, greater demands for fuel and high pollution levels in rivers.

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