Who were the groupies? …
"Founded in 1960 by a group of US universities and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Centre for Atmospheric Reseach at Boulder, Colorado, uses satellites, high altitude weather balloons, research aircraft and a worldwide network of field stations to try to keep track of the atmosphere's every move.
Much of the data from these various sources is sooner or later digested by one great organiser –"An huge high speed computer capable of performing 80 million operations per second"
The computer laboured 60 hours to produce a crude, 10 year projection of climate trends…"
Oy, wait… I can sell them a good "desk top" they could use. It's not that old. I'd trade it in for images of the north Pacific and Atlantic sea surface level air pressures spanning the last 5 decades.
I'd show you something good.
I'll show you something good.
When you open your dat to make a new stat
And your tumbling world comes apart.
The quote was from the series Planet Earth. Not the BBC video but a book issued by Time-Life in 1983.