“In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely those speaking about climate change are actual climate scientists.”
So begins a new rap video by actual climate scientists from Australia, one of the continents hardest hit by global warming pollution. The group of scientist-rappers, in coordination with the Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s comedy show Hungry Beast, rap about science, politicians, and right-wing deniers with an amusing combination of fact and irreverence. Here’s their take on the dangerous risks of positive feedback loops and intensification of extreme weather:
Feedback is like climate change on crack.
The permafrosts subtracts: feedback!
Methane release wack : feedback!
Write a letter then burn it: feedback!
Denialists, deny this in your dreams,
Coz climate change means greater extremes,
Shit won’t be the norm,
Heatwaves, bigger badder storms.
Participating scientists include Jason Evans, Katrin Meissner, Roger Jones, Ailie Gallant, Leanne Armand, Linda Beaumont, and a host of PhD students at Australia’s top climate research units. These scientists have extensive publication records, from projected regional climate change to how global warming pollution affects ecological distribution.
These scientists are, of course, exposing themselves to the attack that they’re acting like human beings who care about the planet they’re studying. However, as they say, “Climate change is caused by people/ Earth, unlike Alien, has no sequel.”