He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him | Short Film Showcase

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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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Komentarze
Nelms 123
Nelms 123 10 godzin temu
Democrats are full of s***. If this is the case, stop trading with China. They are polluting like mad and Obama and Biden have boosted their industrial complex.
David Crowder
David Crowder 11 godzin temu
Every couple weeks skis to town for some Hair Pie 🙈
Nicholas Patti
Nicholas Patti 3 dni temu
40 Years of peace and serenity ..God bless you.
Muhammad Asif Ali
Muhammad Asif Ali 5 dni temu
Waoo he likes Pak Cricket team that's why he wears Green's pullover❤❤
Talha Jubayer
Talha Jubayer 14 dni temu
Tell him that we love him too!!!
A Canadian Gold Rush
A Canadian Gold Rush 15 dni temu
I spent 14 years in isolation in the wilderness, and my father, 45 years.
TG8
TG8 15 dni temu
PLpost really this bringing it back for this covid situation huh
Rosemary Storm
Rosemary Storm 16 dni temu
"Adapt or perish."
Rosemary Storm
Rosemary Storm 16 dni temu
Mother Nature WILL "reverse it" when she deems necessary luv.
Naps Man
Naps Man 19 dni temu
Hey you. Jesus loves you
Owen Hurley
Owen Hurley 19 dni temu
Social distancing champion.
#CRYPTO BOND 007
#CRYPTO BOND 007 20 dni temu
His bonus must be amazing 😂
Jo Mama
Jo Mama 22 dni temu
My condolences to the intern who has to digitalize that data
S Roberts
S Roberts 24 dni temu
How on earth do you get to love cricket in America?
Dhruv Kaluskar
Dhruv Kaluskar 25 dni temu
Loves cricket and bollywood? this mans one of us - all indians rn
naim kamarudin
naim kamarudin 26 dni temu
petition to use Morgan Freeman voice
Superduper Facts
Superduper Facts 27 dni temu
He is one of the best introvert
Bhunpinder Dhaliwal
Bhunpinder Dhaliwal 28 dni temu
haha...so all that was to program the climate change agenda into our brains.
Jerome Graff
Jerome Graff 28 dni temu
His place is anything but 8 by 10 so how and why is my question. He is a poster child for the global warming theory, but the many others in the many cycles of the climate of the earth didn't live or keep records as a fashion statement or boredom, they just lived because that it what they needed to do to survive, no glam, no reporting, just killing for food and clothing and fire to keep warm...hat collection optional.
Danyordan
Danyordan 29 dni temu
I always wondered how I could get scientists to love me
Connie Fairchild
Connie Fairchild 29 dni temu
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Elizabeth Clark
Elizabeth Clark Miesiąc temu
The belligerent sausage ophthalmoscopically flash because uncle nomenclaturally plant excluding a lopsided dad. pathetic, tough jumper
Myrella Carolina de Alcantara
Myrella Carolina de Alcantara Miesiąc temu
It reminds me of Thoreau
sol rayz
sol rayz Miesiąc temu
FFS, just because the director's 5 year old likes to bang on a toy xylophone endlessly doesn't make it a good sound track :-(
K Siva
K Siva Miesiąc temu
May god bless you with good health and long life with love.
Mesut Koçak
Mesut Koçak Miesiąc temu
Being alone is what money cant buy...
MarksBikeExports
MarksBikeExports Miesiąc temu
Clickbait BS, the longest time he actually spends alone is a fortnight!
Graham Chris
Graham Chris Miesiąc temu
Adapt to climate change? This is your message, National Geographic?
Ryan Cattelino
Ryan Cattelino Miesiąc temu
love yuh billy b
Vif
Vif Miesiąc temu
Ah yes the agenda part last...
Mister Hill
Mister Hill Miesiąc temu
Click bait. This is how many live in rural area.
Katie
Katie Miesiąc temu
I am no scientist, and i love him
alba wiza
alba wiza Miesiąc temu
The magenta step-brother premenstrually terrify because scarf quantitatively colour regarding a wary nail. , abrasive criminal
David Branscome
David Branscome Miesiąc temu
I tried going to third shift and working alone all night for three months. I hated the isolation so I went back to the drama house.
Aljaž Jabločnik
Aljaž Jabločnik Miesiąc temu
if this mans reproductive organs would have grown in size, scientists would hate him.
Gael ROMANET
Gael ROMANET Miesiąc temu
0:40 This is how I could retexture The Long Dark game...
Mic Perez
Mic Perez Miesiąc temu
How does this guy make money to buy things? Or does he have a savings or retirement check?
Deborah Martin
Deborah Martin Miesiąc temu
I get so irritated at the reference to all earth changes as "Climate Change" - which hides the damages WE CAUSED with our polluting, the fact that the sun is expanding and may be responsible (at least in part) for the ozone holes - as well as a warning about other consequences of a solar system in flux, and the idea that one cause will only require one fix. We can "fix" pollution... to a point... but we cannot fix the ozone or the sun. If we don't state the problem correctly, we cannot find the right answers to our planet's illnesses. PLEASE, change the PC references so we can REALLY save the earth for as long as possible.
Enasa Jackson
Enasa Jackson Miesiąc temu
Love the HAT collection 🎩MAD😲Hatter😉
D Legionnaire
D Legionnaire Miesiąc temu
THE MERCENARY 2020 BORN IN BLOOD NOW ON AMAZON PRIME .....................
Daily Health Checklist
Daily Health Checklist Miesiąc temu
This is so amazing 😮
AdMo&Co
AdMo&Co Miesiąc temu
Less snow is not necessarily bad, we just don't know.
Paul Scott
Paul Scott Miesiąc temu
That's right use the old guy for climate propaganda. More CLIMATE PROPAGANDA
Alim
Alim Miesiąc temu
k smooth brain
Lovett Lois
Lovett Lois Miesiąc temu
The dynamic swallow steadily provide because gender serendipitously follow upon a rare bedroom. woozy, arrogant scallion
John Carlo
John Carlo Miesiąc temu
Dude his face it like the gun guy on jumanji
Jayson Ong
Jayson Ong Miesiąc temu
The torpid yew aerobically ignore because wednesday nouzilly beg toward a hideous high turret. near, chilly health
Fred Collier
Fred Collier Miesiąc temu
Is this another global warming BS video??
Petunia Fuzz
Petunia Fuzz Miesiąc temu
Here, in February 2021, I wonder what sort of readings Mr. barr is recording and what he would make of them as much of the country is receiving more snow ❄️ than we ever wanted at temperatures we have only read or heard about.🌡️🥺
Alim
Alim Miesiąc temu
Trump just died.
Hari Krishnan A
Hari Krishnan A Miesiąc temu
Lucky guy in the entire planet
Praise to the God of Jacob
Praise to the God of Jacob 2 miesięcy temu
Jesus Christ is Lord
k and g
k and g 2 miesięcy temu
The video title is so buzzfeed-y lmfao
Freedom Forever
Freedom Forever 2 miesięcy temu
Bwahahahahahahahaha. 40 years is *not* enough of a time frame to conclude much of anything let alone "climate change". Climate change is normal, natural and necessary. Stop trying to scare people unnecessarily in an attempt to create bigger government. There is no climate emergency! Record low temperatures are being broken this year in many parts of the planet. Does that mean there is an ice age coming?
sbarnett37tiger Barnes
sbarnett37tiger Barnes 2 miesięcy temu
Here in South Australia, in 2020/2021, we're having by far the coldest Summer we've had since at least 1974. So how does that fit in with your global warming theories?
Alim
Alim Miesiąc temu
imagine being this dim.
Khushi Bohra
Khushi Bohra 2 miesięcy temu
the only thing this video is missing is a dog
North & Beyond
North & Beyond 2 miesięcy temu
what a great story, we have also the snow coming later, but it stays much longer. in some parts we snow until August, reindeer herders have still to go with snow scooters instead of 4x4s. It is crazy
sourav saha
sourav saha 2 miesięcy temu
Waw Bollywood !
little cabin knits
little cabin knits 2 miesięcy temu
When do filmmakers finally understand to lower the background music lever when someone is speaking? Try to understand a foreign language with high level background music to get the experience yourself.
Rohith Gowda
Rohith Gowda 2 miesięcy temu
This guy is my spirit animal
your name
your name 2 miesięcy temu
"If you you're not a liberal at age 25 then you don't have a heart. If you're not a conservative by age 35 then you don't have a brain" -Winston Churchill
Mud Sh-sh-shark
Mud Sh-sh-shark 2 miesięcy temu
pretty sweet 8x7 shack
qwerty qwerty
qwerty qwerty 2 miesięcy temu
lol
Celeste Carrera
Celeste Carrera 2 miesięcy temu
I watched for 3 minutes, I know is about global warming.
D B
D B 2 miesięcy temu
From a World Bank owned group...
Alim
Alim Miesiąc temu
k
ross denholm
ross denholm 2 miesięcy temu
Fantastic message at the very end.
Live In The Wilderness
Live In The Wilderness Miesiąc temu
Totally agree 💚
Hi
Hi 2 miesięcy temu
Hes a legend.
J Y
J Y 2 miesięcy temu
Quite a character
Got Thumbs
Got Thumbs 2 miesięcy temu
40 years.... watching the weather....for a planet that is billions of years old.... Not really an accurate measure of what is really happening or if it is just a natural cyclical trend IMO. Still interesting story.
Björn Westman
Björn Westman 2 miesięcy temu
“In a normal winter”.... What is a normal winter? A better description would be “an average winter at this point in time”... And that changes over time as it always has done...
Alim
Alim Miesiąc temu
k
Larry
Larry 2 miesięcy temu
good
Steve Davies
Steve Davies 2 miesięcy temu
T.V., electric lights, store bought Paul Newman salad dressing...Yup, what a fcking recluse...Click-baited by National Geographic, how low can YopuTube go....What a waste of time
Fritz Haselnuss
Fritz Haselnuss 2 miesięcy temu
waste of your life or the basis for scientific research....you decide. I m content that this guy lived his life the way HE wanted...good for him. I m sure he achieved a level of happiness most of us hunt until we die
forestfox66
forestfox66 2 miesięcy temu
The random narrator ruins this. Just use the man's voice, it is his story.
Nelson Stack
Nelson Stack 2 miesięcy temu
get him a gshock triple sensor watch lol.
Him Him
Him Him 2 miesięcy temu
If he never saw a bigfoot then that's definitive proof that they don't exist
3rscrafting JTB
3rscrafting JTB 2 miesięcy temu
I wish they'd shown what his income source is -- I'm not being crass, just curious. For instance, when the warm weather season comes, does he have employment maybe in town which then will keep him through the winter? I'm 64 now, and to my horror I realized I spent so much money on "things." I think this gentleman has a lot to teach us, and not just about snow and climate change. To the channel, thank you for posting.
barbara stevens
barbara stevens 2 miesięcy temu
sorry really wanted to watch this but music gets in the way of me hearing...
Ibrahim Khan
Ibrahim Khan 2 miesięcy temu
Is Billy wearing Pakistan's cricket team sweater?
Yance Mcwilson
Yance Mcwilson 2 miesięcy temu
The discreet caravan recurrently delay because beam shortly mine beneath a straight gymnast. salty, cloudy texture
Destroyer M
Destroyer M 2 miesięcy temu
Tea, Cricket and Bollywood! Billy should've been born in India.
N L Wilson
N L Wilson 2 miesięcy temu
I was really interested in this but couldn't watch it due to the music, it is supposed to be background music, but was too loud and distracted from the narration. I watched 1:34 and couldn't handle it any longer.
Hmp Design
Hmp Design 2 miesięcy temu
He looks like a scientist.
Hippie Hippie
Hippie Hippie 2 miesięcy temu
That's a peaceful life for me💚
R U
R U 2 miesięcy temu
Loves Bollywood
Joyce Randall
Joyce Randall 2 miesięcy temu
Enjoyed your video so much.
Ts Th
Ts Th 2 miesięcy temu
every two weeks he goes for supplies, well what does he pay with for those supplies, twigs and dead badgers? he must have inherited a fortune or something
Rex Rogers
Rex Rogers 2 miesięcy temu
Or it could be he has a 100 percent service connected disability. Viet Nam Veteran. Who knows? All that matters is he's enjoying his life and doing what he loves.
Bo St jules
Bo St jules 2 miesięcy temu
Billy... what an amazing way of living you're living. I actually don't have many regrets about how my life has gone, but I do feel a little envious. 😉
EMJ L
EMJ L 2 miesięcy temu
When planes seed the sky to manipulate the weather, it's hard to know which changes could be reversed and which are natural.
Mark Gray
Mark Gray 2 miesięcy temu
Love that fact he loves cricket haha
Aaron Marshall
Aaron Marshall 2 miesięcy temu
Would have been cool to see the data graphed.
walt d
walt d 2 miesięcy temu
Another global-warming enthusiast. He forgot about the science. Like, the atmospheric trends that occur within a given time frame that have a direct impact on snow levels and such.
Its not broken
Its not broken 2 miesięcy temu
I spent 18 years alone working as a male nurse. I don't count the females as company.
Nil Chavan
Nil Chavan 2 miesięcy temu
Being alone ...you become pure and real .. society means fake ,shoff off nothing
Kaavan in Cambodia
Kaavan in Cambodia 2 miesięcy temu
Have someone still watching in 2021?
Dan
Dan 2 miesięcy temu
And he lived this life without a dog, as well. If a movie is made about this guy, they will need to include a dog.
Amna Tanweer
Amna Tanweer 2 miesięcy temu
I have so much in common with Billy
Art Therapy
Art Therapy 2 miesięcy temu
Wow.... its hard tobe alone in the wildnerness at the winter...
DC
DC 2 miesięcy temu
he has TRUMP voice
His Common Thread
His Common Thread 2 miesięcy temu
Warmer weather means longer growing means more people are fed
anything
anything 2 miesięcy temu
the true meaning of life is to live your life
Steve B
Steve B 2 miesięcy temu
nothing like good global warming propaganda
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