[vimeo height=”315″ width=”560″]http://vimeo.com/69122809[/vimeo]

 

Todd Reubold has written a detailed article detailing how Daniel Crawford came to write this song.  He states, “A Song of Our Warming Planet, came about following a conversation Crawford had with geography professor Scott St. George during an internship. St. George asked Crawford about the possibility of turning a set of data into music”

“In Crawford’s composition, each note represents a year, ordered from 1880 to 2012. The pitch reflects the average temperature of the planet relative to the 1951–80 base line. Low notes represent relatively cool years, while high notes signify relatively warm ones.”

“The video ends with a stark message: Scientists predict the planet will warm by another 1.8°C  (3.2°F) by the end of this century. This additional warming would produce a series of notes beyond the range of human hearing.”

To read the full article go to:  http://ensia.com/videos/a-song-of-our-warming-planet/