A different climate message

23 April 2010

Blue Man Group in 'Earth to America'

DailyClimate.org staff report

The Blue Man Group, founded in 1987 by New York performing artists Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman, has taken up a new message, releasing a video on YouTube warning of inaction in the face of global climate change.

The group, which today features numerous productions in various cities dedicated to creating "excitement-generating experiences," has long colored shows with various themes - forcing audiences to chose between reading three simultaineous information streams as example of information overload, or feigning innocence while staging an elegant dinner consisting of nothing but Twinkies.

The two-minute video is quieter: three blue heads, a white background, a drumbeat, a voice over. As of Friday afternoon, it had been seen by almost 3.4 million YouTube viewers.

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