The Role of Music in a Warming World

The sound of climate change from the Amazon to the Arctic from Ensia on Vimeo.

Everyone has a role to play in a warming world: some observe, some lament, some inform, some entertain, some deny, some react and push for change. There are as many ways to engage with the biggest issue of our time as there are people on the planet.

Where do classical musicians fit into this picture? Well, the climate change composers from University of Minnesota are translating temperature data into music. The message is the same: the earth is warming at an alarming rate. Their approach is different. Perhaps for those who don’t respond to maps and charts, the sound of a warming climate will help them understand and respond.

We need everyone to bring their unique perspective and talents to address global climate change. How will you engage?

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