The ‘Hamilton’ creator’s latest playlist has an important theme.
It’s not often these days that you see news about climate change and think, “Yes! I can’t wait!” This is the rare exception — sort of.
Through the magic of a Spotify playlist, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wants to help you keep your eye on the ball and inspire you to take action (here’s a list of 21 things you can do right now) on climate change.
Climate change is depressing to read about. Things like the fact that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t sure that climate change exists (it does) or the fact that actual climate scientists are a bit freaked out by our current approach to addressing climate change are unnerving — if not downright scary.
Miranda’s playlist provides a soundtrack to help keep you motivated so you don’t lose hope while you’re reading the latest news.
The playlist, called “Climb It, Change Is Real,” is 16 tracks long and it’s a straight-up banger.
It features songs like R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” Sean Paul’s “Temperature,” and Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song.” It’s a fun mix you can listen to while reading up on things like how climate change might change the world’s food supply, how India’s plan to plant 50 million trees can help fight back against rising temperatures, and why 21 teens and young adults are suing the U.S. government over climate inaction.
“Hamilton” did wonders for national interest in our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Maybe Miranda could make a musical about climate change? No pressure or anything.