National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Icebound: The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logs

Wed, 12/11/2019
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An eccentric group of citizen-scientists called Old Weather has transcribed millions of observations from long-forgotten logbooks of ships, many from the great era of Arctic exploration. As the polar regions grow ever warmer, the volunteers have amassed a rich repository of climate data in a 21st century rescue mission. Kevin Wood is featured.