Storm in the Amazon

Portrait of the Amazon StormCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here’s a program from our archives.Music; Ambience: rainforest stormJM: This week, we’ve been speaking about the Amazonian Rainforest, but in the next few minutes, we’ll let the rainforest speak for itself. I’m Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.JM: On most days in June and July a heavy shower would fall some time in the afternoon. The whole eastern horizon would become almost suddenly black, and this would spread upwards, the sun at length becoming obscured. A vivid flash of lighting bursts forth, then a crash of thunder, and down streams deluging rain. JM: Such storms soon cease, leaving bluish-black motionless clouds in the sky until night. Meantime, all nature is refreshed.JM: The words are from naturalist and explorer, Henry Walter Bates, sounds from Bernie Krause. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Storm in the Amazon

Thunder shakes the darkening skies as heavy showers refresh the rainforest. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration.
Air Date:06/01/2018
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Portrait of the Amazon StormCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here's a program from our archives.Music; Ambience: rainforest stormJM: This week, we've been speaking about the Amazonian Rainforest, but in the next few minutes, we'll let the rainforest speak for itself. I'm Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.JM: On most days in June and July a heavy shower would fall some time in the afternoon. The whole eastern horizon would become almost suddenly black, and this would spread upwards, the sun at length becoming obscured. A vivid flash of lighting bursts forth, then a crash of thunder, and down streams deluging rain. JM: Such storms soon cease, leaving bluish-black motionless clouds in the sky until night. Meantime, all nature is refreshed.JM: The words are from naturalist and explorer, Henry Walter Bates, sounds from Bernie Krause. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.