Video: Climate Scientists As Hardcore Rappers Video: Climate Scientists As Hardcore Rappers

Video: Climate Scientists As Hardcore Rappers

by Ben Jervey

May 12, 2011

First we had the Los Angeles teachers, now you can add climate scientists to the list of unlikely rappers. Like most people, I'm generally pretty embarrassed by nerdy white folks rapping. So when I saw "Climate Scientists Rapping" come through my Twitter feed, I was nervous. So while I won't go so far as to endorse their lyricism, it's pretty funny to watch scientists rap—and swear.

And, honestly, who could resist this lyric?

Conservative talk radio host: “The Greenhouse effect is just a theory.. sucker”
Climate scientists: “Yeah, so is gravity. Float away MuthaF****”

Apparently, it's going to air on an Australian comedy show called Hungry Beast later this week. Hat tip to Graham Readfearn, one of Australia's best environmental journalists.

Ben Jervey More Info

Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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