The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

Friday April 14th, 2017 Artspring Theatre, Saltspring Island

There’s a debate about climate change – but it’s not against the few who doubt it. The debate is what to do about it.

Record high temperatures have become the new normal; scientists know the cause, and yet they struggle to connect with the public or move them to take action. Who will bridge the gap? Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman breaks down the science, politics, and economics of climate change, following its surprising twists from carbon cycle to global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG “Mo carbon, mo problems.”

A former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees, Baba Brinkman is the child of climate activists, and a self-made hip-hop artist who created a surprising career out of hip-hop science communication, performing for delighted crowds off-Broadway and internationally. His unique brand of “peer-reviewed rap” is fact-checked by leading scientists, and he combines his green roots with a hip-hop hustler’s mindset in “Climate Chaos”, taking an unflinching look at the causes and consequences of global warming, both for his own jet-setting lifestyle and for the future of human civilization.

A hit with delegates at the Paris Climate Conference, as well as general audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and off-Broadway in New York, this unique hip-hop theatre experience communicates the reality of climate change in a language that both delights and inspires audiences of all ages and political persuasions. With scientists, activists, contrarians, and even the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and refreshing take on the world’s hottest topic.

“Baba is amazing… His show rocks!” – Bill Nye

The Salt Spring Community Energy Group is joining with Transition Salt Spring and the Salt Spring Forum to host an unusual and inspiring multimedia event – Baba Brinkman’s “Rap Guide To Climate Chaos”. The performance at ArtSpring Theatre on Friday, April 14 will be a fund-raiser for the Pull Together Campaign, a RavenTrust initiative to support legal and organizational costs of First Nations challenges to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Tankers Project. Mark your calendars for this exciting, fun and worthwhile event. Tickets will go on sale at ArtSpring in early March, and the event will include an opening with art, auctions, and other fund-raising surprises.

Baba Brinkman is probably the world’s only “peer reviewed science rap artist”. His performance at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference was widely acknowledged as a milestone in science communications.

Tickets will go on sale at ArtSpring in early March. The event will include a lobby opening with silent auctions, art, and other fundraising surprises. if you can help with organization, financial or silent auction item support, please email David Denning – ddenning(at) or phone at 250-537-0664.