Earth Day is an annual reminder that everyone can help protect the planet. Lucy Jones — seismologist, author, and musician — is trying to inspire people to do more by tapping into their emotions. She wrote a song to synthesize climate change data going back nearly a century and a half. She sees music as a way to help people understand the real threat of climate change.
“We need to feel angry about it,” she says. “We need pride in addressing it … instead of just despair at ‘what can I do?’ And so it is an emotional change we need in our society to really deal with climate change. And what is music but a way to inspire emotion?”