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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Global Warming Equals Bad Violins?

Now, even classical music has fallen victim to global warming.

"So why is the maple and spruce wood in a Stradivarius so different?

Part of the reason may be that trees grow slightly differently today than in the past.

"Climate difference could explain part of it but treatment of the wood could be another explanation. A third answer could simply be the ageing of the wood over the past 300 years," Dr Berend Stoel of the Leiden University Medical Center told Reuters."

1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

Global warming is actually leading to the production of millions and millions of the worlds smallest violins.