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The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds to one another; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality, and everyone always lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill-feeling. Walter Bagehot, The English Constitution
The most vulnerable part of the Earth’s ecological system is the atmosphere. Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
I had a professor named Roger Revelle who was the first person to propose measuring carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere ... He drew the connections between the larger changes in our civilisation and this pattern that was now visible in the atmosphere of the entire planet. ibid.
Coal-fired power plants produce the most incredibly damaging waste we know that’s changing the nature of our atmosphere. Professor Tim Flannery, chairman Copenhagen Climate Council
You can think of weather as an atmosphere trying to balance itself ... Weather is just things coming to an equilibrium. Michelle Thaller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Immediately he began to descend from the upland to the fat alluvial soil below, the atmosphere grew heavier; the languid perfume of the summer fruits, the mists, the hay, the flowers, formed therein a vast pool of odour which at this hour seemed to make the animals, the very bees and butterflies, drowsy. ibid.
Only when you look back from space can you really see it: our atmosphere. Attenborough Explores ... Our ... Fragile World, BBC 2009
It’s only recently that we’ve come to accept that our species – humans – are capable of dramatically altering the composition of the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. We are doing so because we’ve come to rely on one particular type of fuel for all our energy needs – fossil fuels. ibid.
The political infighting surrounding Brendan Ingle did not interfere with the development of the St Thomas centre in Newman Road, Wincobank. Its full title was The St Thomas School of Boxing – now changed to the St Thomas Club for Boys and Girls ...
Come into the hall and see for yourself. There is no escaping its 1930 look, although work is constantly going on to improve facilities; a new shower here, an improved heating system there, all installed as the funds come to hand. As you enter the hall, a plain construction, the eye is immediately drawn to the posters and newspaper cuttings on the walls, the ring at the far end. One notice has been up since the opening: BOXING CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH. Punchbags are dotted all over the place, as are other pieces of training equipment. Any night of the week or at the popular Sunday morning session you will find boxers of all colours, ages and shapes, going through the time-honoured poses – but there are very few poseurs. Basic gear, basic facilities but an atmosphere beyond price. It's alive with hope where really there should be none, and alive with music to produce the caring, friendly atmosphere typical of its founder. Peter Markie, Club With a Health Warning
The horrible atmosphere produced by fear, suspicion, hatred, censored newspapers, crammed jails, enormous food queues, and prowling gangs of armed men. George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia **** audiobook 8.05.29
What do you think makes a place hot? At 54, what was the phenomenon that was international? Studio 54: The Documentary, Sky Arts 2019
When you walked through those blacked-out doors you were in another world. ibid.
Anyone that was allowed in were totally free inside. ibid. dude #2
I love the nightlife. And I love seeing people have fun. There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing people have a good time. ibid. dude #3
Enchanted Garden 1976: All these extravagant parties. ibid.
Boom boom … The full blast of the sound came over you in a big way. ibid.
I like the Atmosphere at Studio 54. I’m ready to have a good time … It’s escapism … ibid. high-pitched Michael Jackson
Where you’re actually free. ibid.
Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager went on to create two hotels together and introduce the concept of the boutique hotel. Schrager has gone on to create 38 more and continues to revolutionize the hotel industry. ibid.
To survive on another planet there’s something else they’ll need – an atmosphere. The Search for a New Earth s1e1, BBC 2017