We missed this story when it was first published in June. Thank goodness Popular Science felt compelled to tweet it out again today:

So very heartbreaking:

It isn’t often that a Steinway grand piano ends up floating in Arctic waters. But that’s what happened earlier this month, when a composer performed a heartbreaking “Elegy For The Arctic”, an original composition designed to raise awareness about climate change in the fragile, frigid region.

[Italian pianist and composer Ludovico] Einaudi performed the composition in waters off the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway, atop a wooden platform designed to look like an iceberg. At 8.5 feet wide and 33 feet long, the platform blended in with the freshly calved icebergs crashing off the glacier.

“Being here has been a great experience,”,” Einaudi said. “I could see the purity and fragility of this area with my own eyes and interpret a song I wrote to be played upon the best stage in the world. It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, stop the process of destruction and protect it.”

AGW skeptics will definitely take this stuff seriously now!

All joking aside, though, this stunt has raised some very valid questions:

Get on this, Popular Science! The people deserve to know!