Hungry Hill from pontoon to Bere Island
Hungry Hill, from pontoon to Bere Island, pastel, 30 x 24 ins
It was from the slopes of this mountain that my father James Lovelock first began to measure the haze that obscured the view across Bantry Bay in the 1960`s, looking for CFC`s as tracers of atmospheric pollution. . He set up an atmospheric monitoring station in Adrigole, which was run by our neighbour Michael OSullivan. I spent many years helping transcribe the data, as well as making other measurements, such as visibility, relevant to the topic of Global Dimming, which has come into prominence now in 2005.