Man Spent 40 Years Alone in Woods, Records Precious Data of Snowfall That Help Towards Climate Change Research

For more than 40 years, this man named Billy Barr, has lived in a small cabin in the woods around Gothic, Colorado – one of the coldest places in the U.S.

While many have abandoned this town and it is considered a “ghost town”, Billy still calls this place his home.

At his home, Billy grows his garden and has an impressive hat collection. But despite these small hobbies, Billy finds himself trying to find things to do with his time.

One winter, he decided to begin recording data of the snowfalls. He would record the snowfall twice a day every day during winter and he did that for 40 winters.

In the short film below, Billy talks about his story and how his data helped provide scientists with valuable climate change data.


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