April 10, 2020 at 4:09 PM #816398scaredyclassicParticipant
[quote=svelte]Perhaps some music will soothe your soul.
But wait, this one did
Songs most likely to cheer me up are probably, split kick with art blakey and clifford brown, the introducer of the act always puts a smile on my face…such a funny intro
And most Charles mingusApril 10, 2020 at 5:55 PM #816399CoronitaParticipant
Scardey, get a hobby. My problem is I have too many hobbies, I wish I had more free time. I don’t mind staying home at all. sir forces me to do things I would never make time to do that I enjoy doingApril 11, 2020 at 8:38 AM #816408svelteParticipant
But wait, this one did
Nice!April 11, 2020 at 8:51 AM #816409svelteParticipant
[quote=Coronita]Scardey, get a hobby. My problem is I have too many hobbies, I wish I had more free time. I don’t mind staying home at all. sir forces me to do things I would never make time to do that I enjoy doing[/quote]
I agree. I’m crossing things off my list that probably wouldn’t have been crossed off for another year.
And getting out in the sunshine today!April 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM #816418phasterParticipant
the weather w/ so much rain has been rather weird,… or perhaps its normal for where we are?!
The eco-extremists who have found something to like in the coronavirus
April 4, 2020
Just as some hard-core partisans apparently view the coronavirus pandemic as just one more excuse to attack their political opponents, some fringe members of the environmental movement are also eyeing the public health emergency as an opportunity. They see the shuttering of modern industry, the grounding of airplanes, the mothballing of cruise ships and the faltering demand for gasoline as positives, which, if they persist, promise a more “sustainable” economy and society. Some enviro-geniuses have even created a label for the great socioeconomic unraveling that they seek: they call it “degrowth.”
…others, like Bloomberg columnist James Gibney, see the coronavirus as a form of divine intervention in favor of Mother Earth; he tweeted: “Coronavirus is God’s way of getting us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
L.A.’s Air Quality Is Better Than It’s Been in Decades
…Last month, Los Angeles experienced the longest stretch of days of “good” air since at least 1980. The federal agency’s online data goes back no further, but one expert suspects that L.A.’s air hasn’t been this clean since around the time the United States entered the Second World War.
The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down
…In a bittersweet twist, the surreal slowdown of life as we know it has presented researchers with a rare opportunity to study the modern world under some truly bizarre conditions, and they’re scrambling to collect as much data as they can. Here are four ways the pandemic is being felt across land, air, and sea.
THERE’S LESS RUMBLING ON THE SURFACE
THERE’S LESS AIR POLLUTION
CITY SOUNDSCAPES ARE CHANGING
THE OCEANS ARE PROBABLY QUIETER, TOO
WRT LESS AIR POLLUTION,… I am pretty sure covid-19 weather data will confirm without a shadow of a doubt that GLOBAL DIMMING is a man made phenomenon
BUT physics gut tells me the “delta” between day and nighttime temperatures will not be as great as the 2001 period because the northern hemisphere has less heat soaking (i.e. summer time in the northern hemisphere when days have long exposure to sunlight) and most likely there will be more precipitation
bottom lineApril 12, 2020 at 7:25 AM #816423scaredyclassicParticipant
It does make one wonder if there could be a better wayApril 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM #816525phasterParticipant
perhaps this clusterfuck is necessary for people to wake up to the fact that climate change is a big problem that needs to be addressed head on!!!
seems when times are good people don’t want to hear bad news because they don’t want anything to kill the happy mood BUT according to research when people are in a bad mood they might be more willing to listen and have an open mind about bad news???
The Ostrich Effect
…Information aversion is one of many, many domains where human behavior seems to deviate from the models of economists. Instead of doing the rational thing, learning as much as possible about something, many of us do the opposite. We stick our heads in the sand. And this is true for more than just financial information.
…The bigger the potential good news, the more likely volunteers were to pay. The studies show that people are hungry for information when information is pleasant.
…just as the researchers had expected, volunteers were more likely to pay money to avoid getting highly unpleasant information
…Another thing the researchers found – students who were in a good mood were more likely to avoid information than those in a bad mood. This may seem surprising, but it actually makes complete sense. When you’re in a good mood, do you really want to ruin how you feel
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