A Garage-Band Science Documentary

Tyler Volk, an Earth scientist at New York University, recently wrote a book about climate change and carbon dioxide, called CO2 Rising. I spoke to him about the book in November on Bloggingheads, and he just sent me an email: “I’m on some sort of crazy goal to bring the C-cycle to everyone…I’ve started making some YouTube videos….(I wrote, filmed, acted, did graphics and sound, edited, and played music).”

I’ve embedded Tyler’s first two videos here. It may be a little rough around the edges, but the information’s great and Tyler is quite brave to roll around in leaves and then turn himself into part of a hand-drawn diagram of the carbon cycle. Consider it a garage-band science documentary. Or maybe an audition reel?

Here’s part one:

Here’s part two: