History of Meteorology

History of Meteorology

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 132 , Segment 3

Episode: Waking Up White, Kidnected, Meteorology History, Dorito Effect

  • Sep 1, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 38:14 mins

Guest:  Peter Moore, Author of “The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future”  It's hard to fathom a time when forecasts weren’t part of daily life and weather was considered more mystical than scientific. But, 150 years ago, the skies were God’s realm. Storms were divine punishment. Rainbows were heavenly blessings. The idea that man could understand the weather – let alone predict it - wasn’t just audacious, it was heretical.

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