Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
In 2016 I released my Rap Guide to Climate Chaos album on all digital stores, got a rave review from Popular Science, and somehow didn't manage to make any music videos for the album in the past four years, until now!
Watch and share my new video for the song "IPCC"
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The song and video summarizes the findings of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, featuring the current state of the observed and predicted warming and also featuring a selection of the report authors from around the world (plus a DJ scratching a hurricane).
This is the opening track in the theatrical production and I have performed it live roughly a hundred times over the past few years, but for the video we created a whole new dramatic framing, a press conference of nonplussed science journalists absorbing the extremely dramatic findings with equanimity. This highlights the disconnect between the scale of the threat posed by the climate crisis compared with the degree to which the public still seems generally unmoved by the evidence. This frustrating gap experienced by scientists and science communicators (myself included) is the real topic explored in the song.
In other news, I'm working on a new educational platform that will showcase my rap music videos in an interactive learning environment, which I hope will help engage young people and learners of all ages around the world with big topics in science, climate change, evolution, religion, psychology, neuroscience, medicine, mental health, conservation biology, and all of the other topics I have made (or will make) songs about.
So if you are a high school or college teacher, or if you know one, who has used my videos in the past or is interested in using them in the future, I'm looking for educators to help me beta-test the new site this Spring. Please reply with interest or recommendations.
Happy to hear any of your thoughts, and thanks for following my "peer reviewed rap" saga!