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Jill Sobule's happy song about global warming

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.