13th January: Last week’s top re-entries The Classical Album and The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music switch around, at no. 1 and no. 2, and Renée Fleming’s new album is the highest new entry at no. 8.
Climate change is a much-debated topic with a few vocal critics still denying the effects of global warming - maybe this one-minute symphony will change their minds.
The Guardian has come up with a scientific symphony based on the increase in temperatures and carbon in Earth’s atmosphere.
Each year since the late 19th century is assigned a note based on temperature and carbon presence, with the notes becoming higher and louder as both of those metrics increase as the decades roll on:
Perhaps unsurprisingly it's not the most generically melodic of pieces, but it's a clear and effective display of how our planet is changing - all thanks to music.