He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, Journey of a Master Craftsman: In the Shop 6 months ago   05:08

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Welcome to Gothic, Colorado—one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current resident billy barr has lived in a small cabin, recording data about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net).
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He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him | Short Film Showcase

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Kays Dash
Wow! 🙌
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And there are fools out there who still think that the earth's temperature is not rising.
side pocketKid
Oh he had human contact. But still good on you Mr. Barr
Himself Lee
He definitely had outside resources. Look at his clothing. Geez, what a fairytale. Of course, a person can survive alone with help and supplies from the outside from time to time.
I need to find out how to live my life like this guy
D'yer Maker
More people die from the cold than from the heat and the warmer the earth becomes the more food is able to be produced.
Judgement Ravi
Only love instead of Meritable Awards bcaz such a Pasulaties 👹
frank barrow
Why the irritating none music,? It just distracts from the narrative..
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Me here's mine craft music (^○^)
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We are not suppose to fall in the first place but power has been given into the hands of the beast. Who could make war with the beast? Its unstoppable. We fall for honors sake of our Supreme Creator.
I want to live his life.
For all my privileges, luxuries, and benefits, I'm jealous of his way of life and his resilience.
For all my privileges, luxuries, and benefits, I'm jealous of his way of life and his resilience.
Laurna Harry
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I am a introvert and i want to live like this my dream is this
Paul Furey
Thank you billy for all that wonderful data. Even billy knows we're in trouble.
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He found beyond nirvana logic.
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where is bigfoot ?
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Journey of a Master Craftsman: In the Shop He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, 6 months ago   10:35

I had the opportunity to spend a day with woodworking master craftsman, Alf Sharp, and to hear his story and journey to becoming a woodworker making fine furniture. In this three part series we’ll talk about Alf’s history, his views and knowledge on woodworking skills, and the ongoing maker movement.

His journey started with a short stint in Law School and wound its way through work in the skilled trades and owning a large manufacturing business before finally finding his true passion in building high end furniture.

Alf has been building woodworking projects for the last 30 years and has concentrated on museum-quality, one-of-a-kind furniture, primarily in the 18th century American style. He is a master of high and low relief carving, inlay, marquetry, and French polishing. If you want to see more of Alf’s work you can find it here:


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