Climate-Inspired Music

  • A Passion for the Planet by Geoffrey Hudson
  • Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
  • Climate by Erik Ian 
  • Climate Voices Suite by Jason Davis 
  • Eight Seasons by Kalevi Aho 
  • Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino 
  • Global Warming by Sonny Rollins 
  • Handfuls of Night by Penguin Cafe
  • Idioteque by Radiohead
  • I Had a Dream I Was Falling Through a Hole in the Ozone Layer by Deee-Lite
  • King Tide and the Sunny Day Flood by Billy Bragg
  • Le Monde est Chaud by Tiken Jah Fakoly 
  • Liberated Carbon by Andy Revkin 
  • Live at City Winery by Pathway to Paris
  • Love Song to the Earth by Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, John Rzeznik, Q’orianka Kilcher, Victoria Justice, Christina Grimmie, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelsea Ballerini, Angelique Kidjo, Krewella, Sean Paul, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield and Colbie Caillat 
  • Making Do by Lake Street Dive 
  • Many a Thousand by Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
  • Melt! By Kelly Lee Owens 
  • (Nothing But Flowers) by the Talking Heads
  • Old Wow by Sam Lee
  • Retribution by Tanya Tagaq
  • The 1975 (Notes on a Conditional Form) by the 1975
  • Wake Up America by Miley Cyrus

Climate Themes in Music

  • Ecomusicology
  • Iñupiaq Drumming and Global Warming
  • Rain Dances (Ceremonies/Prayers for Rain)
    • Hopi Snake-Antelope Dance

Selected Resources




  • Cooley, T. J. Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy. University of Illinois Press, 2019.
  • Pedelty, M. Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk and the Environment. Temple University Press, 2011.