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What Clouds Can Teach Us

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A general view inside the stadium with clouds before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 8, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, believes that the world needs more cloud-enthusiasts. Cloud gazing, he says, provides a much needed respite from the fast-paced, digital age. In 2017, observations by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society led to the first designation of a new cloud type since 1951. Pretor-Pinney joins Forum to discuss why clouds are critical to understanding weather patterns and climate change … and for enriching everyday life.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney
, founder, Cloud Appreciation Society


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