West German Weather Ball Lends Vintage Charm To Climate Change

The weather is changing, and fast. If you can't beat it, the next best thing is to accurately measure its volatility.

This vintage miniature weather center, from West Germany, is a meteorological device that would be equally at home in a fallout bunker, EV garage, or behind the scenes at the Weather Channel. Built in the paranoid era of "duck and cover" and Dr. Strangelove, it's perfectly suited to today's climate...climate.

Thermometer? Yep. Barometer? That too. There's even a humidity-measuring hygrometer crammed into this little guy. And at paltry price of $US66 on eBay, you won't even have to tap into your stash of hoarded gold bullion.