What Can Dance Music Do About The Climate Crisis? – Chal Ravens
A journalist covering electronic music, Chal Ravens wrote the following essay for Resident Advisor about the dance scene’s impact on our planet’s worsening climate crisis.
The environmental crisis is now so real that it has acquired a bizarre unreality. The latest scientific reports read as stark, desperate warnings: 12 years to prevent catastrophic over-heating. Sixth mass extinction underway. Yet we’re struggling to square these predictions of climate chaos and social breakdown with our everyday lives, which continue as normal, occasionally interrupted by headlines about freak storms, wildfires or floods.
Understandably, the fate of dance music might not be at the forefront of our minds. But that in itself seems instructional–the threat we are facing is so grave that we may have to give up some of the things we love.
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