As an analogy for climate, music is familiar, accessible, and—for most people—much easier to relate to than data. The ClimateMusic Project was created to harness this universal language to tell the urgent story of climate change in a way that resonates and inspires. It creates and performs original music through close collaboration between leading climate scientists and artists. The resulting compositions offer a unique way of communicating the impact of human activities on our climate. The ClimateMusic Project will perform “Climate,” by composer Erik Ian Walker. The full 30-minute piece spans 500 years (1800-2300AD) of the climate’s past and present, as well as two possible future scenarios. Performers include Swiss violinist Michèle Walther, who studied at the Basel Conservatory. The program includes a discussion with Berkeley Lab’s William Collins, scientific advisor to the ClimateMusic Project.