The ocean weighs a lot. Probably. We're pretty sure it does, at any rate. Figuring out precisely how much the ocean weighs will help us to model sea level rise, and so some oceanographers want to go drop a scale into the Pacific and see what it says.
Seeing as we can all agree that global warming is definitely real, it's probably a good idea to start doing something about it. Making slight changes to our lifestyle is obviously a ridiculously thing to suggest, so let's move on to more realistic schemes like global weather modification through controlled atmospheric aerosol release, which might actually be affordable.
A massively redundant offsite location is one of the safest places to stash your important data. There are lots of services that offer something like this, but they generally cost you tens (or hundreds) of dollars per year for a limited number of gigs. Amazon's new Glacier data vault is slower, but way cheaper, at just one penny per gig.
Not sold on that artificial volcano idea as a method of modifying our climate? Here's something else to try: dumping massive amounts of iron into the oceans to spur algae blooms that suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Ocean fertilization, as it's called, isn't a new idea, but newly published experimental results suggest that it might actually make sense.
Dinos did it. Now we're finding out even the Earth passes gas. The gas is coming from sites all over the Arctic where methane gas is escaping as the ice melts. Aside from the obvious comic factor of our planet farting like a giant cow, there is the serious side that sudden releases trapped ancient methane could have an effect on climate change.
A study published this week in the journal Nature Climate provides evidence that wind farms are responsible for localized temperature increases of up to 0.72 degree per decade. While some people equate this with wind farms "causing" global warming, the reality is that just about everything humans do to our environment causes climate change.
One way to fight climate change is to be environmentally friendly and try to reduce carbon emissions to keep sea levels from rising. Another way is to just give up build hotels that float.
Tomorrow — Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. to be precise — cities across the world are all going dark. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building to my own house, billions...
San Francisco is getting ready to break ground on the Federation Council UN Global Compact Center, which — besides looking like a concept sketch for some sci-fi movie — is made notable because of where it's being built. It will...
Say hello to the next Doomsday Clock: Deutsche Bank has installed what's being hailed as the world's first real-time scientifically-calculated, carbon counter on a billboard outside New York City's Madison Square Garden. Grim stuff, but it's good to know —...