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This video of a guy who calls himself Earthman doing a Lite Rap about the planet’s problems (“the Earth’s in trouble / don’t think I’m lying / just check out the way / the forests are dying!”) is maybe the perfect way to make serious information palatable. It’s like giving your dog pills by wrapping them in cheese. Watch as Earthman manages to make kids (and kid-like adults, perhaps) understand what’s going on without scaring the crap out of them.

This video came out in 2007, and has almost 10,000 hits on YouTube. We don’t think Earthman is going to crush Gangnam Style, but I can think of no better ambassador to get the world to think about, care about, and believe in the existence of climate change than a dancing man wearing a fedora, sunglasses, and a giant Earth costume.