#654: 2018.09.23 [thomas park]

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first an announcement: the latest issue of our framework:seasonal series of fund-raising compilations, #10, autumn 2018, has now been released! we continue our new format of fewer, longer works on each release with 3 new exclusive and fantastic pieces my 3 artists new to the series: manja ristič, julie rousse and alan courtis (whose name you may be more familiar with as part of the argentinian group reynols). this is our first predominantly digital issue, and all tracks can be checked out on the releases bandcamp page, but if you like what you hear, please consider buying a copy! the digital version is only 10€ (all to help keep framework running), or we have a very limited number of physical copies available (until our stock of sleeves runs out – less than 10 left!). so SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR FRAMEWORK NOW and go listen/order now:

https://frameworkeditions.bandcamp.com/album/framework-seasonal-issue-10-autumn-2018

now on to the show.

this edition of framework:afield has been produced in the united states by thomas park. for more information see https://archive.org/details/TheEmissionsSeries, or https://archive.org/details/ThomasParkBenchmarkHub. producer’s notes:

The Emissions Series

A series of soundscapes inspired by the notion that Climate Change is real, and that its main cause involves emissions made by man. Not all people agree with this theory, even though the scientific community at large has suggested, if not proven, that it is true. The remedy for climate change involves, predominantly and simply, a shift to renewable energy. This has been known for decades, and is possible to achieve, with an admission of the facts and a concerted effort to save our planet.

Scientific proof of this trend can be found on the website of a trusted government agency:

https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

To raise awareness of this issue is only one step. The main reason that is so important is that, as science tracks the rapidly warming tendencies of the planet, it is becoming a great temptation to some to suggest that the process is not happening, or is just “natural.”

People are human– they don’t want to acknowledge something that is inconvenient, to say the least.

Inconvenient, but not impossible to remedy. Many countries have already switched over to renewable energy. Germany, for example, in 2017, had an energy surplus, due to its use of solar and wind power.

It does not take a genius to see what must be done– just someone who admits to facts and agrees that it is time to react responsibly.

I hope that The Emissions Series will help with, at least, this first step– agreeing that the issue is legitimate, and that we can and must respond. To this end, I hope people will raise their awareness of the process of climate change, and share information about it.

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