For Dr. Lucy Jones, images are not enough of a warning about the state of our planet. The scientist composed music from the data of global warming. The result is terrifying, edifying and heady.
It is often said that "a picture is worth a thousand words" ... what about a song? The seismologist Lucy Jones composed this heady and terrifying piece to represent global warming. Called: "In Nomine Terra Calens", which can be understood as "In the name of a warming earth”.
In her day-to-day job, the researcher is confronted daily with figures and raw data. A musician in her spare time, she translated these data into sound. The scientist explained:
Each year between 1880 and 2017 corresponds to a grade. You can clearly hear the increase in temperatures and the acceleration of this increase in recent decades.
"I would like people listening to it to feel that something fundamental has changed, that it's not natural," says Dr Jones. Far from wanting to worry listeners and want to produce a piece of anxiety, the scientist clarifies his wish: that this piece remains at the top of people who will listen to it, and that it will inspire them an action.
It is urgent that everyone do their part to help our planet.All over the world, the effects of global warming are being felt with far-reaching consequences for biodiversity. Since August 22 the world has gotten itself into ecological debt in an event called 'Earth Overshoot Day' which means that we have already exhausted all resources naturally available for one year.
Check out the video above to hear Dr. Jones' haunting piece for yourself!