Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to FirstPost;
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.
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. These emotions, in turn, are expressed in the music artists compose and what the public likes to hear.
I guess its not difficult to find a better proxy than tree rings.
My question, if we apply this principle to films as well as songs, what can we infer from recent films which express fear of ice and snow, like The Day after Tomorrow, or even the children’s film Frozen? Might scientists in the future, consider popular culture to be a better proxy for global temperature, than massively “adjusted” and probably defective official temperature records?