He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him
Meet the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of snowpack data in this short film from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.
If you want to know anything about the weather in Gothic, Colorado, then billy barr is your guy.
If you want to know how to befriend a pine marten or start a local cricket league, well…billy is also your guy.
But it’s his staggering trove of weather data that has brought billy widespread attention. Drawn to the once-abandoned town of Gothic as a college student of environmental science, billy moved into an old mining shack and later built his own fully solar-powered home.
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