Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound. Krause has been recording "soundscapes" - the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the songs of humpback whales - for over forty years and has amassed the largest archive in the world. In doing so, Krause can chart how wildlife sounds have changed over the course of climate change. Listen for yourself: the silence speaks volumes.


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  • Susan Oliver

    The video itself was sobering and also beautiful. However, since it's about sound please remove the background music -- it would viscerally give a more accurate experience.

  • Deepak

    Thank you . A wake up call to the destruction of Mother Earth by Man .

  • Brian

    Thanks Team. His sound studies of nature are important in bringing awareness, and appreciation. Thanks Bernie. Peace on Earth.

  • Carol

    What inspired you about this video? The truth of it! The wild difference. How can we?

  • Melodie

    How wonderful the sounds of nature are. How awful this world would be without it, and that it is happening very fast. Thank you for bringing it to the people's attention.

  • Liz

    What inspired me most is Bernie's committment to helping wake us up to the damage we do to the natural world. BTW Bernie listen to the sounds (our garden of eden)

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  • Listen to some of the natural sounds recorded by Bernie Krause at Wild Sanctuary.
  • The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is the world's leading scientific collection of biodiversity media.
  • Spend an hour in your garden or neighborhood park - how many distinct sounds do you hear? Can you identify them?

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