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Touring bands and climate change: 6 Minute English

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When music bands tour, it comes at a cost to the environment. Huge amounts of carbon are generated when the musicians and fans travel the world to attend a gig. But now some bands are trying to develop a blueprint for performers and artists who want to continue what they do but reduce their environmental impact. In 6 Minute English we discuss some of the ideas and teach some useful related vocabulary.

This week's question
One British band recently announced they would stop going on tour until they were 100% carbon neutral, but which band? Was it:

a) The 1975
b) The Rolling Stones, or
c) Coldplay

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary:

carbon footprint
the amount of carbon dioxide or CO2 released into the atmosphere as a result of your everyday activities.

turn down
reject or refuse an offer of something

a precarious situation
a situation where things could become difficult or dangerous

do the right thing
do what is most fair, ethical or just.

gig
live concert played by a music band

the (national) grid
the network supplying electrical power across a country

To download a transcript and audio, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-200402

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