climate change rap
by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Causes, Music, Video.
Photo: YouTube

In this political climate where it seems that everyone is on TV talking about climate change except climate scientists, what is a group of peer-reviewed experts to do?

Release a rap video, that’s what.

A group of climate scientists have collaborated with Hungry Beast, an Australian news and comedy program, to bring the brand-new rap song “I’m a Climate Scientist” to the world. The Beastie Boys-esque (and quite well produced) video hit YouTube a few days ago and is already racking up views.

In the video, a group of actual climate scientists (with their names and titles up there and everything) rap about how climate change is a serious, man-made threat, politicians are a bunch of whiners, and deniers are full of crap.

There’s plenty of attitude, and enough shots at deniers to go around: at one point the scientists rap, “Unlike Andrew Bolt, our work is peer reviewed,” (oh snap!). Later, an Alan Jones impersonator raps, “The greenhouse effect is just a theory, sucker,” to which the hip-hop scientists reply, “Yeah so is gravity, float away motherf***er!”

While the video certainly has a lot of fun and instills some humor into the situation, the message is still a very important one: though there may be believers and deniers, often the people with the media’s attention are not climate scientists. While Fox News might be full of climate change deniers, you would be hard pressed to find one who is also a peer-reviewed climate scientist.

Check out the video below, but be warned that there’s some pretty serious adult language in this one. If you want a clean version to play in front of the kids, there’s one of those on YouTube as well.



  • John Shade

    A tawdry, vulgar, and misleading display of mindlessness that does them, and their claimed profession, no credit at all.

    It does not take a great deal of insight to realise just how many of those in leading roles stirring up and profiting by CO2 alarmist are not ‘climate scientists’. In their own country, their government’s chief advisor on climate, one Tim Flannery, is not one, for example. Indeed his science is ‘dissed’ in the song.

    As far as I can see, the most distinguished climate scientists, such as Lindzen at MIT, are not at all alarmed by the theory of serious and urgent threat from airborne CO2(which boils down to a fudge factor in computer models to produce dramatic feedback), nor the meteorological observations (nothing out of the ordinary has happened to our climate in recent decades).

    The youngsters in the video have been deluded by the slick PR and pressure of a political consensus, aided and abetted by such as the IPCC. An organisation in which climate scientists are also thin on the ground.

  • Jack

    People are learning global warming is a complete scam to bilk taxpayers of their money, and these climate scientologists are the problem to this non-issue.

    Climate will always change, we don’t need climate scientoligists to tell so then scam taxpayers to stop the climate from change.

    Buncha freaks, go and scam someone else.

  • Meme Mine

    -The thousands of consensus scientists were silent when Obama never even mentioned the climate crisis in his Feb./2011 State of the Union Speech.
    -The thousands of consensus scientists were silent when American IPCC funding was pulled.
    -If the crisis were real, the thousands of scientists would have been marching in the streets after their warnings of crisis were ignored.
    -How is it that there were always countless thousands of consensus scientists out numbering protestors?
    -Thousands of consensus scientists also produced cruise missiles, cancer causing chemical cocktails, land mine technology, nuclear weapons, germ warfare, cluster bombs, strip mining technology, Y2K, Y2Kyoto, deep sea drilling technology and now climate control.
    -It was the thousands of consensus scientists themselves that originally polluted the planet with their pesticides and cancer causing chemicals they created, thus making environmentalism necessary in the first place.
    -The effects were predicted by the thousands of consensus scientists to be “negligible to unstoppable warming”. So what’s not to agree with.