Fridays for future – sing a song of climate change

Instead of the usual wrangling over policy, as it is a Friday and in honour of the global schools’ climate strike happening today and the Fridays for Future movement, here is a song about climate breakdown written especially for us by our long-time collaborator, gifted designer and musician, John Jackson.

On March 15th schoolchildren all around the world will march in protest at the stunning apathy of the ‘adult’ world

 

Here is John about his song, which you can hear above, in his own words:

“Some years ago I wrote this song about climate change. But actually it very quickly became more about us. Homo sapiens. And the interesting psychology and politics that surround such a dire and present global threat. On March 15th schoolchildren all around the world will march in protest at the stunning apathy of the ‘adult’ world towards dealing urgently with the causes and impacts of climate change. So. This video is in support of them. If schoolchildren in 1984 had shown as much determination. I would have marched too.”

You can find more John Jackson on Facebook

 

(Main photo: The recently discovered Lesula monkey from the Democratic Republic of Congo – credit: attribution unknown)

One thought on “Fridays for future – sing a song of climate change

  • 15th March 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    Great timing to publish this song. There was an article not so long ago in the British Psychological Society magazine titled ‘Yawning at the Apocolypse’ (Sep. 2018), which had an adaption of a fable by Andreyevich Krylov: “A pig ate his fill of acorns under an oak tree and then started to root around under the tree. A crow remarked, “You should not do this. If you lay bare the roots the tree will wither and die.” “Let it die,” said the pig, “who cares so long as there are acorns?”

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