tour ended, Sheryl Crow and Laurie David describe their
efforts to stop global warming as part of the most important
mission of our time.
That's the hope
of Grammy-winning rocker Crow and David, who produced An
Inconvenient Truth, the global-warming movie
that won the Oscar for best documentary.
"It's great to go
out and play music, and I love that too. And it's also
nice to make money. But this is not that," Crow said Sunday
in an interview in Washington, D.C. "This is a whole
bunch of people dedicating their time, their lives,
working for free, for a mission. And it is the most
The pair rode a
biodiesel bus on a 12-campus tour to raise awareness
about global warming by engaging students on the topic. It
started earlier this month at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas and was timed to end on Earth
"Federal inaction is no longer acceptable," and
she is pressing for Congress to enact a bill to impose
mandatory curbs on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
gases within two years. She predicted the 2008
election would revolve around three main issues: jobs,
terrorism, and temperature.
Crow said, "I
just feel like if this isn't addressed by this
administration. If this administration isn't hearing this
message loud and clear, then I feel like there's an
The two women
planned to meet with the House Energy
Committee chairman, John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat,
and Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from
Nevada, on Monday.
Crow and David
were interviewed before appearing at the tour's last show
at George Washington University with Grammy-winning
musicians Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Carole King.
Also speaking at
the concert was David's husband, Larry, a comedian and
producer best known as cocreator of the TV show
Seinfeld, and environmental advocate Robert F.
Katrina is just a taste of what's to come if we don't stop
global warming," Kennedy told some 2,000 people who turned
out for the songs and speeches.
Crow opened with
"A Change Would Do You Good" and did a spirited duet
with King on "I Feel the Earth Move."
Crow and David
unsuccessfully tried to change the thinking of Karl Rove,
President Bush's top adviser, at a correspondents' dinner
Saturday night. "I honestly thought that I was going
to change his mind, like, right there and then," David
said the interview.
the closing number of the concert, sung by all the
performers, to Rove, wryly calling him her "new friend." The
title: "We Can Work It Out," written and made famous by the
Beatles. (John Heilprin, AP)