Saturday, April 18, 2015

Feel like a ballgame on a rainy day

Over at Cato's blog Chip Knappenberger and Patrick Michaels noticed that if there's gonna be a change in the weather, there's gonna be a change in;
Fancy listening to the Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun' when you are grinding out yet another long, sweaty heatwave? "These assumptions we have about certain weather being good and certain weather being bad, like sun being good — that might change," researcher Karen Aplin of the University of Oxford said at a European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna.
That's climate science. We guess. She and her research team listened to 15,000 songs from the 1950s to the present day, finding that;
Of the 500 greatest songs of all time, as listed by Rolling Stone magazine in 2011, a whole 7% were weather-related.
The sun being the most referenced, followed by rain.
The seasons and wind or breeze were third and fourth most popular, while "frost" and "blizzard" were at the bottom of the list.
Take heart though, boy will still meet girl in the brave, new climate world;
Love and relationships were unsurprisingly the biggest single category for weather metaphors.

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