Climate Issues in Song

In journalism school we tend to spend a lot of time discussing the best way to communicate climate and environmental issues. I hadn’t thought much about singing about it until Andrew Revkin mentioned the “singing geologist” Richard B. Alley at a talk I attended today. Alley is a professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. He is a recipient of the Seligman Crystal, an award from the international glaciological society, for his contribution to the understanding of the stability of ice sheets and glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland, and of erosion and sedimentation by this moving ice.

With guitar in hand he has created a set of music videos – “the Rock Videos.”

Here’s his take on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Rolling on a River.”

Here’s one for the seismologists, from a man in black.

I dig this guy’s style.


3 thoughts on “Climate Issues in Song

  1. Speaking of interesting ways to talk about environmental issues, maybe you’ll like Robert Newman’s stand-up act, “History of Oil”. The stagelights are powered by people on bikes! Love it! 🙂

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