I couldn’t agree more with Paul Hawken, renowned author and executive director of Project Drawdown, when he shared on Facebook today that the historic performance by acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is “without question, the best video ever made on climate change.”
Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway. He was taken there on Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise to add his voice to those of nearly 8 million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic.
“I’ve been about to see the purity and fragileness of this area with my own eyes and perform a song that I composed on the best stage in the world,” Einaudi said in a statement from Greenpeace Spain, which posted the video on YouTube in June. “It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, [and] stop its process and protect it.”