Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull will perform together at American Airlines Center on June 16, as the burning of fossil fuels continues heating our planet in an unsustainable death spiral that will endanger civilization as we know it. It’s sure to be one of the hottest shows of the summer, but it won’t be nearly as hot as Dallas in 2100, when unchecked global warming will cause the city to endure 98 100-degree days a year.
Iglesias, the king of Latin pop, scored his most recent No. 1 dance club hit with 2016’s “Duele el Corazon,” Spanish for “The Heart Hurts,” a sensation that accurately captures how many of us may feel when climate change causes the extinction of up to 54 percent of the Earth’s known species. Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide himself, is touring in support of his new album, Climate Change, which shares its name with something that, scientists overwhelmingly agree, will indeed have disastrous effects around the world unless we immediately take action, at a societal level, to reduce our carbon emissions.
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon, for a price that will surely be a drop in the bucket compared to the astronomical sums governments will spend to help cities recover from the severe weather events likely to become more frequent with rising ocean levels.