Environment

A Garage-Band Science Documentary

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerJan 23, 2009 12:18 AM

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Tyler Volk, an Earth scientist at New York University, recently wrote a book about climate change and carbon dioxide, called CO2 Rising. I spoke to him about the book in November on Bloggingheads, and he just sent me an email: "I'm on some sort of crazy goal to bring the C-cycle to everyone...I've started making some YouTube videos....(I wrote, filmed, acted, did graphics and sound, edited, and played music)." I've embedded Tyler's first two videos here. It may be a little rough around the edges, but the information's great and Tyler is quite brave to roll around in leaves and then turn himself into part of a hand-drawn diagram of the carbon cycle. Consider it a garage-band science documentary. Or maybe an audition reel? Here's part one:

Here's part two:

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