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Some of the biggest selling singers and groups of all time – and even a Nobel laureate – are lending their voices to a new song to raise awareness of global warming.

British superstars Duran Duran are joining together with Germany’s The Scorpions, French ‘Piaf’ actress Marion Cotillard, Senegalese star Youssou N’dour, Sir Bob Geldof, Chinese singer Khalil Fong and South African archbishop Desmond Tutu to record the song. Entitled “Beds’r Burning”, and based on the song originally released by Australian group Midnight Oil in the 1980s, the single will be available for download from October 1.

The song is part of a campaign to raise awareness of climate change organized by the Global Humanitarian Forum, headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

“If we do not stop emissions today, global warming will be still be with us in 40 to 50 years,” warned Walter Fust, director of the Forum.

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