Cloudy with a Chance of Joy

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Society Founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney recently gave a 10-minute talk about cloudspotting at the TED Global conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. I has now been put up on the TED website, and you can see it here:
Watch ‘Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a Chance of Joy’ on

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4 comments have been made

  1. elisabeth hammar19 Jul 2013

    Thank you Gavin, I agree on every word!
    most people have to learn to look up on the clouds – again- because all of us have seen them as a child, lying on the grass a summerday…!
    and then?? – what happened then?
    After my PHOTO exhibition on clouds in Stockholm ,Sweden,
    2002, people still come greatful to me and say: “now I have learnt to look up in the sky!! So some years ago I decided to publish my cloud pictures as a book called
    You can call it a POETIC GUIDE to CLOUD spotting!
    Interested? get it for 15 pounds + delivery at
    and have a nice CLOUD DAY!

    Gavin, you have it already..;-)

  2. Tom O'Connor3 Aug 2013


    Listened to your item on Saturday Live.

    Please say hello to Giles (we were at university in Cardiff together)

  3. kroovoo23 Aug 2013

    So glad Gavin went on TED. I’ve been watching TED for years and also been a fan of Gavin and his appreciation of clouds for a few years. Great to see both come together. What a great topic for a TED talk!

  4. Liz13 Sep 2013

    Loved that Gavin. What an entertaining, gentle reminder to appreciate the great and humbling beauty of nature.

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