> Maybe this can lead to a discussion of how weather effects our >creativity. I find that I like to 'get creative' and play when it's sort of dreary - rainy, snowy, dark. But not so much when it's bright and sunny. Might be because I like to play dark and dreary things. ;) If it's sunny I want to be outside doing something fun, like fishing or walking or anything but be in my studio. I was watching some programs about last years tsunami and apparently the earthquake also caused the earth to wobble and spin faster. Not much, a few thousanths of a second, but it changed. Gotta wonder what that kind of major event does to weather, currents, etc. Tony ----- Original Message ----- From: "loop.pool" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 4:03 AM Subject: OT: Climate Changes > This is so off topic as to defy rational justification > except that it affects many of the live loopers > in Western Europe and the British Isles: > > I was talking with Luis Angulo (who is here visiting his family > in San Diego from Northern Europe) and he told me that > they had 3 solid weeks without seeing the sunshine in Radolfzell > (by the Boden Zee). I had also heard from Andy Butler mentioning > that England was having a particularly severe winter this year. > > Anyway, my wife found this fascinating flash demonstration of > why global warming is having the effect of much colder winters > for Western Europe and the British Isles. > > http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/gulf_stream_climate.swf > > The Gulf Stream coming up from the equator actually raises the > air temperature of those regions by an astonishing 18 degrees Farhenheit > and 10 degrees Celsius. > > Researchers have discovered that the circulation of the currents have > slowed > a dismaying 30% over the last 12 years due to global warming trends. > > Maybe this can lead to a discussion of how weather effects our >creativity. > > I've often wondered if Per Boysen, as an example, is more or less > creative/prolific > when there is very little sun in the winter or when there is a lot of >sun > in the summer. > > I know I write much, much more in the winter than in the summer.