Accidental climate apostle

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Accidental climate apostle

For 40 years, he has recorded weather data above Crested Butte
Billy Barr takes daily snow measurements at his handmade weather station outside of his remote cabin in Gothic. Each day, Barr takes meticulous notes that include the date, temperature, sky conditions, wind direction, new snow at sunrise, new snow at sunset, total snow for the day, snow year to date, total snow pack, snowpack on the ground and any animals or birds seen that day.
Billy Barr lights his stove to make tea at his remote cabin in Gothic. Barr, who is a reclusive mountain man, has become a legendary citizen scientist who has been collecting a trove of invaluable data from his remote home. The 67-year-old has logged notebooks full of snow levels, temperatures and animal migration observations since 1972 providing a critical look at the area’s long-term environmental and climate-change trends. He takes meticulous daily records from his fully solar-powered cabin deep in the woods outside of Crested Butte in the small town of Gothic.
Billy Barr points to data in one of his many notebooks, this one from April 2005. The 67-year-old has logged notebooks full of snow levels, temperatures and animal migration observations since 1972.

Accidental climate apostle

Billy Barr takes daily snow measurements at his handmade weather station outside of his remote cabin in Gothic. Each day, Barr takes meticulous notes that include the date, temperature, sky conditions, wind direction, new snow at sunrise, new snow at sunset, total snow for the day, snow year to date, total snow pack, snowpack on the ground and any animals or birds seen that day.
Billy Barr lights his stove to make tea at his remote cabin in Gothic. Barr, who is a reclusive mountain man, has become a legendary citizen scientist who has been collecting a trove of invaluable data from his remote home. The 67-year-old has logged notebooks full of snow levels, temperatures and animal migration observations since 1972 providing a critical look at the area’s long-term environmental and climate-change trends. He takes meticulous daily records from his fully solar-powered cabin deep in the woods outside of Crested Butte in the small town of Gothic.
Billy Barr points to data in one of his many notebooks, this one from April 2005. The 67-year-old has logged notebooks full of snow levels, temperatures and animal migration observations since 1972.
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