Amateur Weather Forecaster Bill Foggitt dies

Amateur weather forecaster Foggitt dies World-renowned amateur weather forecaster Bill Foggitt has died in hospital at the age of 91. Mr Foggitt’s unconventional methods – using signs in nature rather than science for his predictions – made him the scourge of professionals but alegend among the masses. One of the high points of his career came when the Association of Science Education used Mr Foggitt’s “sensing” methods in a textbook for the national curriculum. He had long argued that plants, animals and insects were provided a much better guide to short-term local climate changes than technology. In 1985, Mr Foggitt achieved … [Read more]