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Out of thin air: is this the world’s newest type of cloud?

Credit - Gary McArthur, Location: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Out of thin air: is this the world’s newest type of cloud?

Credit - Gary McArthur, Location: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Society Founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney was recently interviewed by online magazine, The Verge, about his quest for recognition of the cloud undulatus asperatus.

“Ten years ago, Gavin Pretor-Pinney decided to rebrand clouds, or what he likes to refer to as the “patron goddesses of idle fellows.” For too long, clouds had been co-opted by bleak expressions like “head in the clouds” and “under a cloud”; dismissed as stains on otherwise beautiful blue skies; and maligned as harbingers of crummy weather and bummer vibes. Pretor-Pinney wanted to change all that….” Read More…

2 Comments
  • Linda Gager avatar

    Linda

    October 4, 2014at4:15 pm

    For me, a novice in “cloud culture”, I found this article fascinating! I have never seen, face to cloud, the Asperatus – but the photos are spell binding to me as they look like a painting! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the writing!

  • Wendy DeGraffenried avatar

    Wendy DeGraffenried

    October 17, 2014at7:38 am

    Congratulations Gavin! Top notch work!

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