The challenge of effectively communicating the urgency of climate action is not unlike the difficulty Galileo faced in the 17th Century in trying to convince Pope Urban VIII that the Earth revolves around the sun. For most people of that time, it must have been self-evident that the Earth was the center of the universe: everyone could plainly see the sun “rise” and “set”.
Similarly, today our perceived everyday experience—e.g., “it’s beautiful out today”— makes it difficult for individuals to assess the long-term threat of global warming. Consequently, for far too many people, the very real urgency of action remains an abstraction, distant from the concerns of daily life. The ClimateMusic Project uses the visceral, intuitive qualities of music to break through this cognitive block
“My work uses the visceral, intuitive qualities of music to effectively communicate the urgency of climate action. More so than scientific lectures or articles, music can resonate, educate, and motivate.”