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Could Climate Change Cause More Weather-Related Music? One Scientist Hopes So

Xavier Badosa
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Bob Dylan wrote more about about the weather than any other musician in the sample group.

People love talking about the weather. And we did a lot of talking during this year's busy hurricane season. Turns out the weather has a way of showing up in music — but less now than it used to.


WWNO’s Travis Lux talked with Paul Williams, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Reading in the UK, who studies how musicians write about the weather. He hopes climate change will inspire more weather-related music.


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