“Music is energy and it’s a powerful driver of change.” Put another way, music is culture and “When you influence culture, change happens.” - Sudha Kheterpal
The article, which is titled 'The visceral climate experience' was written by Sonja van Renssenn and introduces a whole host of recent attempts to use music and the visual arts to 'anchor' climate change in culture. I was familiar with some of the other works highlighted, like Ed Hawkin's climate spirals, and Jill Pelto's watercolor representations of iconic climate change datasets. But most of the other pieces were new to me and seem fascinating:
It's encouraging to see that so many people (scientists, even!) are thinking creatively to shake up the status quo in how we communicate the science of climate change.
The challenge in 2017 will be communicating why it’s not another record- breaking year for global temperatures. The answer lies perhaps in communicating the disharmony that pervades the global climate system today. - Sonja van Ressen
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