This is one of the few instances when something really is better when expressed through song.
Daniel Crawford, an undergrad at the University of Minnesota, turned more than 100 years of climate change data from NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies into a musical composition to play on his cello. Each note corresponds to a year, and the higher the temperature rises, the higher his notes go.
For those already dwelling on the sweltering heat today--well, at least's think about how pretty it could sound.
This is like listening to the last 20 seconds of Beethoven's 9th and saying it represents not only the whole 4th movement, but the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, as well as the 8 previous symphonies, concertos, impromptus and all of Beethoven's works.
This musical interpretation on a century of temperature readings should stretch back to the medieval warming period which rivaled our own, the Roman climate optimum...warmer than our own, the two Helocene periods 5 and 8 thousand years ago, each warmer than anything that followed including today. Each warm period is interspersed with periods of unusual cool, like the little ice age of the 1600s. And then of course we had our 5 major ice-ages.
I suppose it looks (and sounds) like the end when you can't see past your own nose and biases.
Another crap-tastic Popsci piece of agit-prop.
Oh hey, look, an average warming rate of <1.5 C/century, modulated by a 60-year sinusoidal period.
Hey buddy, try playing a fast piece, of the data over the last 2000 years. Then lets splice this 120 year section in there randomly, and see if anyone can pick it out. $100 Billion says they can't, because it isn't statistically significant.
Banning DDT and the subsequent millions of deaths by unnecessary disease was a defining shame of the previous generation. Many still believe it's harmful (just as many think J. Edgar Hoover was a cross dresser), but it's finally starting to be used again.
"...toxicological evidence shows endocrine-disrupting properties; human data also indicate possible disruption in semen quality, menstruation, gestational length, and duration of lactation."
- The Lancet
1.8 degrees?? Oh, noes! Of course, the last AGW article on this "science" site indicated it would be six degrees, so it's obvious that when it comes to professional alarmism and fearmongering, PopSci has a long ways to go.
I suppose it should also be "noted" (it's a musical joke, get it?) that the guy accidentally forgot that the earth hasn't warmed in 20 years. If the song was accurate, the last 20 seconds would have been one long, sustained note.