'The weather has powerfully but discreetly influenced the soundtrack to our lives. And tastes in songs are likely to change as the climate shifts...Aplin and five other scientists combed through databases of more than 15,000 pop songs, finding statistical backing for the assumption that our moods are strongly swayed by the weather...Of the 500 greatest songs of all time, as listed by Rolling Stone magazine in 2011, a whole 7% were weather-related.'
Flashback 2009: Global warming has killed the finest violin music: 'A violin like a Stradivarius can now cost more than a house is largely because “global warming has changed how trees grow.” How so? Choi explains: “You can no longer create new violins of the same quality. There just aren’t the same types of wood or density.”