The ARTS and Climate Change

The ARTS and Climate Change

The arts are a powerful way to motivate people to act on climate change. Here are some ideas:

Photo of Pete Seeger 2007 by Anythony Pepitone

MUSIC

Here is Pete Seeger, the famous folk singer pictured above, with the SOLARTOPIA song:

Here is the music for the Solartopia song in case you want to try it with some friends!

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Here is a great song about a carbon tax (if the carbon tax money collected were distributed to everyone, the carbon tax would help pay for the mess that fossil fuels create and that WE have to clean up).

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Here's the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. He inaugurated the outdoor exhibition '100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear' at Copenhagen's central square, Kongens Nytorv in 2009. From mud mosques to vanishing vineyards, this features 100 still photographs from 100 different places around the world that are threatened by climate change. The pictures were taken by some of the world's best photographers and all the places are based on reports from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

 

 

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THEATER

Here is the text of Mother Earth vs. World's People - a "Mock Trial" play about climate change, by Doug Stewart (Santa Fe NM). You can perform it!

Performance 30Jan2017 - Two River Theatre, Red Bank NJ

Mother Earth vs. World’s People - A Mock Trial on Climate Change  

  

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Here is the Trial of Suzuki

 

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FILM

Trailer for the film Chasing Ice by James Balog

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And here is EddsWorld, slightly inaccurate scientifically but with the right message:

 

 

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ART

Avoiding the abyss: DAVID BUCKLAND, the founder of Cape Farewell, hopes to persuade the public to engage with the issue of climate change by using the language of art rather than science. 

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Carbon 14 Exhibit: Collision of science and art. On 19 October 2013, Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, one of the largest museums in North America, opened ‘Carbon 14’ — an art exhibition and four-month programme of theatre plays, talks and seminars about climate change. HERE is the program guide to Carbon 14.

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Last edit 13Jan2017