On today’s episode of Modern Notion Daily, our guest is Peter Moore, author of The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, June 2015). Before any concerted study of the weather, people didn’t understand that it was a global system; it seemed more like random, individual events controlled by the divine. Many people contributed to the modern science of meteorology, but Moore focuses on Robert FitzRoy, who really believed in being able to predict the weather.

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