150 years of global warming in a minute-long symphony – video

| November 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment

“Sometimes, a tune can say so much more than an image or words. Here, we turn almost 150 years of global temperatures into music. The higher the temperature, the higher the pitch of the note. And the louder the note, the more carbon there is in the atmosphere.”

Mark Rice-Oxley, Alex Purcell and Ekaterina Ochagavia, via theguardian.com. Find the original video here.

Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd

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  • RobinDatta

    Try this one. Visualisation rather than sound effects.
    http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/spirals/

    • Thanks RobinDatta for sharing! Those visualizations are so compelling, especially when the animated version makes the big jumps. The audio version above reminded me of how soundtracks build up in scary movies –it’s interesting how that effect creates the same anxious reaction in such a different context.

      Do you find the visual or audio representations more impactful?

      • RobinDatta

        Not everyone is acquainted with sound effects.