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What 19th-century whaling logs tell us about 21st-century climate change

The log book of the whaling vessel Marcella out of New Bedford at the Providence Public Library, which owns one of the five largest collections of whaling log books in the country. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The log book of the whaling vessel Marcella out of New Bedford at the Providence Public Library, which owns one of the five largest collections of whaling log books in the country. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Scientists are turning to the world’s largest collection of whaling logbooks to understand how much climate change has shifted wind patterns.

WBUR’s Hannah Chanatry reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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