Climate-Inspired Music

Other Examples

  • Climate by Erik Ian 
  • “Climate Voices Suite” by Jason Davis 
  • Global Warming by Sonny Rollins
  • Handfuls of Night by Penguin Cafe
  • “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
  • “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.