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‘Yo ... I’m a climate scientist’ preaches Aussie rap
「喂…我是氣候科學家」饒舌歌 傳播氣候福音

Screenshots taken from YouTube show the video clip titled “I’m A Climate Scientist (HUNGRY BEAST)” on May 22.
這些是五月二十二日翻攝自YouTube「我是一位氣候科學家(飢餓野獸)」的影片畫面。

Photo: Lin Ya-ti, Taipei Times
照片:台北時報林亞蒂

Australian climate scientists have made an irreverent, expletive-laden rap defending their work against those who deny climate change is real and poking fun at politicians and sceptics.

Wearing white lab coats and sunglasses, scientists from universities and research units shelved their painstaking environmental work to make the video, hitting back at climate change deniers without a background in science.

“Yo! We’re climate scientists. And there’s no denying this: climate change is REEEEALL,” raps Dr. Jason Evans from the Climate Change Research Centre at Sydney’s University of New South Wales.

The two-minute video, shown on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s edgy current affairs program Hungry Beast, has attracted more than 141,000 hits on YouTube since it was broadcast on May 11.

The song contains lines such as: “climate change is caused by people, Earth unlike Alien has no sequel” and “I said Burn! it’s hot in here, 32 percent more carbon in the atmosphere.”

It uses obscene language to describe global climate change talks in Copenhagen and warns sceptics to “deny this in your dreams, coz climate change means greater extremes.”

Evans, whose work centers on looking at the global climate projections and working out what this will mean for particular locations, said he made the video after being approached by Hungry Beast.

“I’m a closet rap fan from way back,” the 38-year-old told AFP, adding that he agreed that there was more media attention on climate change deniers than previously.

“I’m not entirely sure that there’s mounting scepticism about it [climate change], but there’s definitely a lot more media given to the sceptics,” he said.

Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiYZxOlCN10

(AFP)

澳洲氣候科學家為了抵抗那些否定氣候變遷是事實的人,且奚落政客與懷疑論者,已製作一部語帶不敬且咒罵的饒舌歌曲影片,為他們的研究抗辯。

從大學與研究單位來的科學家們,拋下他們辛苦的環境衛生工作,穿戴白色實驗袍與墨鏡錄製這段影片,回擊那些沒有科學背景卻否定氣候變遷的人。

雪梨的新南威爾斯大學的氣候變遷研究中心傑森‧伊凡斯博士饒舌唱著「喂!我們是氣候科學家。且無可否認:氣候變遷是真真真的。」

這部兩分鐘的影片在澳洲廣播公司一個犀利時事節目「飢餓野獸」放映,並且自五月十一日起,此影片在YouTube上已吸引超過十四萬一千人次的點閱。

這首歌的歌詞包含「氣候變遷是人為造成的,地球不像電影『異形』,是沒有續集的」與「我說燃燒!這裡很熱,多出百分之三十二的碳排放在大氣層裡。」

此影片使用淫穢的語彙描述在哥本哈根舉行的全球氣候變遷會議,並且警告(氣候變遷)懷疑論者「在夢裡否定它就好了,因為氣候變遷代表的是更大的極端。」

伊凡斯說他在「飢餓野獸」找他洽談後,製作這部影片。伊凡斯的研究著重在探討全球氣候的預測,並且找出其對特定地點所帶來的影響。

三十八歲的伊凡斯告訴法新社說,「我在早年就是位饒舌歌迷。」他補充說,他同意媒體比以往更加注意否定氣候變遷的人。

他說,「我不是全然確定大眾對於『氣候變遷』的懷疑有上升趨勢,不過能確定的是媒體大量報導這些懷疑論者。」

網址:www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiYZxOlCN10

(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

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