Whether or not you believe the hype from global warming, there’s new research out this week that’s pretty convincing. A couple papers released this week in Nature show that extreme weather is becoming more common. The research was completely impossible a few years ago for lack of computing power, but now with modern distributed computing technology the researchers were able to get a… → Read More
The United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off yesterday in Cancun, Mexico. Delegates from 192 nations are attending through December 10, hoping to determine a collective, international approach to slowing and preparing countries for an increase in global temperatures.
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/happy_clouds.jpg" Weather control has long been a favorite topic of movies and television shows, usually where some evil scientist hopes to control the weather for his own financial gain. See Sean Connery’s character in The Avengers for an example. Or StarGate SG1, or even old episodes of the G.I. Joe cartoon. Today, good… → Read More
Scienticians have developed a way to scrub CO2 out of the air we breathe, meaning global warming from carbon emissions — like that produced from flying or driving — might be neutralized. It’s not a stand-alone solution to global warming, but if the technology goes into development we might well slow it down to a manageable pace. That doesn’t mean I’m going to go out… → Read More