“I’m a climate scientist” (clean version)

Australian climate scientists rap–the clean version. You read me right: the clean version. Not super clean either. It’s not clear this would meet Tipper’s approval. But I bet Al likes it anyway.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

8 thoughts on ““I’m a climate scientist” (clean version)”

  1. I got through almost 17 seconds of it…
    But I’ve got an incredibly low tolerance for noise.

    Still… given that these climate scientists suffer death threats, this effort is large of them.
    Heroic even. So a tip of the stovepipe hat to them…

  2. I know a fair number of young Australians (including some who read *Cleo*, referred to in the video, which is something like *Cosmopolitan* only less demure), and at least a few twentysomething Americans. I think the target audience will love this.

  3. If you’re going to do a rap song at least try to make it sound distinct from mating cats.

  4. Nowhere creative as the Large Haldron Collider rap. Just seems like a bunch of geeks piling on. Academic titles, which seem to be the thrust here, aren’t as convincing to people outside of academia. And anyone over 35 in this video? I’m not a denier, just sayin…

  5. Not a Climate Scientist: “Academic titles, which seem to be the thrust here, aren’t as convincing to people outside of academia.”

    I find the authority of academic titles mainly comes into question when the audience doesn’t like the message. But I do agree that the video relies heavily academic titles. That’s just fresh meat for the denier crowd; which is why I fear that if it goes viral it won’t necessarily be in a good way.

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