Climate chaos has arrived, and humanity is struggling to respond, and adapt. In his latest theatrical hip-hop manifesto, “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.”
Baba Brinkman is a rapper with an unusual background. His mother is a politician who wrote her master’s thesis on climate change in the early 90s, and Brinkman himself worked for the family reforestation business for over ten years, personally planting more than a million trees in Western Canada. He combines these green roots with a hip-hop hustler’s mindset in “Climate Chaos”, taking an unflinching look at the causes and consequences of climate change, both for his own jet-setting lifestyle and for the future of human civilization.
A hit with delegates at the Paris Climate Conference and with critics at the Edinburgh Fringe, this unique hip-hop theatre experience communicates the reality of climate change for audiences of all ages and political persuasions. With scientists, activists, contrarians, and the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and refreshing take on the world’s hottest topic.
“Climate change is the challenge of our time, and few voices capture its urgency and its scientific intricacies with as much rigour and panache as Baba Brinkman. Baba is the science rapper supremo!”
— Tim Flannery, Chief Commissioner, Australian Climate Council
"This show could change your life. An absolute fringe must-see."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ — Edinburgh Reporter
"An invigorating hour... smart, funny, well-sustained"
★ ★ ★ ★ — The Times
"Exceptionally talented, brilliantly lyrical... Ambitiously mashing together complex climate change research with popular culture... paints a compelling picture"
★ ★ ★ ★ — The Scotsman
“Deftly-worded... close to perfect... an artist at the absolute top of their game."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ — The Skinny