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I Am A Climate Scientist: Rap

Posted in Opinion, Research by Kate Archdeacon on May 20th, 2011


“In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely are those speaking about climate change actual climate scientists.”

This (clean extended) rap from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Hungry Beast features some real, vocal, climate scientists responding to the posturing of climate change deniers in the media – check it out for some sweet relief if nothing else.  There are a couple of versions around with varying degrees of adult concepts so be aware if little ones are watching with you.  KA

UK music industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted in Research by Kate Archdeacon on March 26th, 2010

Source: IOP Science via Environmental Research Web

Carbon soundings: greenhouse gas emissions of the UK music industry, C Bottrill, D Liverman and M Boykoff


Over the past decade, questions regarding how to reduce human contributions to climate change have become more commonplace and non-nation state actors—such as businesses, non-government organizations, celebrities—have increasingly become involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives. For these dynamic and rapidly expanding spaces, this letter provides an accounting of the methods and findings from a 2007 assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK music industry. The study estimates that overall GHG emissions associated with the UK music market are approximately 540 000 t CO2e per annum. Music recording and publishing accounted for 26% of these emissions (138 000 t CO2e per annum), while three-quarters (74%) derived from activities associated with live music performances (400 000 t CO2e per annum). These results have prompted a group of music industry business leaders to design campaigns to reduce the GHG emissions of their supply chains. The study has also provided a basis for ongoing in-depth research on CD packaging, audience travel, and artist touring as well as the development of a voluntary accreditation scheme for reducing GHG emissions from activities of the UK music industry.

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