Record high temperatures have become the new normal, scientists know the cause, and yet they struggle to connect with the public or move them to take action. Who will bridge the gap? Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman breaks down the science, politics, and economics of climate change, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo carbon, mo problems.”
A former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees, Baba Brinkman is the child of climate activists, and a self-made hip-hop artist who has made a surprising career out hip-hop science communication, performing for delighted crowds off-Broadway and internationally. His unique brand of “peer reviewed rap” is fact-checked by leading scientists, and he combines his green roots with a hip-hop hustler’s mindset in “Climate Chaos”, taking an unflinching look at the causes and consequences of global warming, both for his own jet-setting lifestyle and for the future of human civilization.
A hit with delegates at the Paris Climate Conference, as well as general audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and off-Broadway in New York, this unique hip-hop theatre experience communicates the reality of climate change in language that both delights and inspires, for audiences of all ages and political persuasions. With scientists, activists, contrarians, and even the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and refreshing take on the world’s hottest topic.
“Climate change is the challenge of our time, and few voices capture its urgency and its scientific intricacies with as much rigour and panache as Baba Brinkman. Baba is the science rapper supremo!”
— Tim Flannery, Chief Commissioner, Australian Climate Council
"This show could change your life. An absolute fringe must-see."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ — Edinburgh Reporter
"An invigorating hour... smart, funny, well-sustained"
★ ★ ★ ★ — The Times
"Exceptionally talented, brilliantly lyrical... Ambitiously mashing together complex climate change research with popular culture... paints a compelling picture"
★ ★ ★ ★ — The Scotsman
“Deftly-worded... close to perfect... an artist at the absolute top of their game."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ — The Skinny