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Jill Sobule's happy song about global warming

Posted by: Tedconfjune

Jill_chris3_1Like nearly everyone at TED2006, Jill Sobule was stirred by Al Gore’s spectacular speech on the clear and present danger of climate change. The time for action is now, Jill thought. And so she wrote a song.

But since everyone else was so down about the impending collapse of ecological systems, which could lead to floods, drought, hurricanes, food shortages, mosquito overpopulation and species extinction (if we don’t do anything to stop it), she decided to write a happy song about global warming.

And here it is. Written and performed first at TED. Recorded in Los Angeles. Al Gore loved it, and so will you: Jill Sobule’s “Manhattan in January.” Download the MP3.

Comments (2)

  • Allison Hunt commented on Mar 9 2006

    You have to dig any song that includes the lyric “halter top.” Loved it live, loved hearing it again. Thanks.

  • June Cohen commented on Mar 9 2006

    You’re very welcome, S.I. — Jill recorded this in LA and sent it our way … nearly instant gratification!

    And the twittering birds were a nice touch …