I know it’s corny as heck but gosh darn it trees are just the most magical. Check out this wonderful piece from the The New York Times on what studying trees can tell us, especially with regard to climate science.
From the early 1700s until the 1960s, the fast moving river of wind known as the North Atlantic Jet Stream, which drives weather extremes over Europe, was pretty steady on its course.
Then it became less predictable. But instrument data alone can’t tell the jet stream’s movements for comparison over the centuries, given that scientists began keeping records of weather events via instruments only in the late 19th century.
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