Monitor our planet's
vital signs, such as sea level height, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration
and Antarctic ozone. Trace the movement of water around the globe using the
gravity map from NASA's GRACE satellites. Spot volcanic eruptions and forest
fires using the carbon monoxide vital sign. Vital Signs of Planet Earth is a
programmatic concerto for bass trombone that seeks to depict the “vital signs”
of the earth as related to global warming. Global warming is scientific fact.
The level of awareness about global warming must be raised so that steps can be
taken to reverse or slow down the deterioration of our planet. Each movement of
the concerto portrays one of the major events caused by global warming.