"Why won't anyone take this issue seriously?!" https://t.co/54BUz5jrO5
— neontaster (@neontaster) December 5, 2016
We missed this story when it was first published in June. Thank goodness Popular Science felt compelled to tweet it out again today:
— Popular Science (@PopSci) December 5, 2016
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!
— Colonel (@laurakfillault) December 5, 2016
I’m rooting for a hungry killer whale right now. https://t.co/KHPWnjPdl1
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) December 5, 2016
Photo taken just before the polar bear mauled and devoured him. https://t.co/iIGdR1b0TY
— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 5, 2016
Where's a giant Orca when you need one? https://t.co/yqgMj2q8d7
— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) December 5, 2016
I like the whale timed its leap and smash just as the pianist hit the climax. https://t.co/J90fwLIJLW
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) December 5, 2016
Watch the Arctic cold destroy the Steinway's soundboard in less than 4 hours. https://t.co/AJ2wSJLImo
— Mark A Kruger (@musepolsci) December 5, 2016
"This song is just the tip of the…"
"Don't say it!"
— Matthew (@Matthops82) December 5, 2016
— steve jorbz (@echo4h) December 5, 2016
All joking aside, though, this stunt has raised some very valid questions:
How much fuel did it consume to get that piano to the arctic? https://t.co/3e4I5lZHG8
— Frosty the Musket ⛄️ (@Patriot_Musket) December 5, 2016
And the carbon footprint of setting up this stunt was what exactly? https://t.co/jbpLblvzcj
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 5, 2016
@CounterMoonbat How much CO2 was released in transport and production, do you think?
— Scoz (@Scoztastic) December 5, 2016
Ok, I watched the video. How much damage did Greenpeace do hauling all this equipment out to an iceburg and filming this?!?! https://t.co/4dCInsqoCw
— Heather (@hboulware) December 5, 2016
I wonder how many gallons of fuel were burnt carting a grand piano to the Arctic for this stunt? https://t.co/2dvdlFLjJD
— Guff (@Lockersawks) December 5, 2016
Get on this, Popular Science! The people deserve to know!