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We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong?

We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong? On April 15, the largest mainstream geoengineering program to date officially kicked off at Harvard University.If the particles can prevent some solar radiation from entering Earth's atmosphere, they could help cool the climate.

Here's why thousands of scientists are (and aren't) marching on Saturday

Here's why thousands of scientists are (and aren't) marching on Saturday or satellite marches around the world have a wide number of reasons for getting involved.and elsewhere that science's central role in society is in jeopardy.

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch

Attend the March for Science without ever leaving your couch On Saturday, tens of thousands of scientists and fans of reason will take to the streets in more than 500 demonstrations planned around the world as part of the first-ever March for Science.But even if you can't make it to a march in person, a livestream of the festivities in Washington, D.

Living off the grid on the tiny island of Eigg

Living off the grid on the tiny island of Eigg To the hundred residents of this windblown rock, the weather is ideal.Through a combination of wind, water, and solar power, Eigg has become one of the world's first island communities to implement a completely renewable power grid.

Science protest stretches from Oceania to North Pole

Science protest stretches from Oceania to North Pole The Trump administration's assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global.The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia.

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future

The science march is about 'hope' for a fact-based future In cities all over the world Saturday, scientists and fans of fact and reason have come out in droves to support science.We went to the New York City March for Science to ask people exactly what brought them into the streets to march in support of science.

Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science

Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth?Along with some faint praise of America's "abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty," Trump used Earth Day to talk about jobs.

9 incredible ways we're using drones for social good

9 incredible ways we're using drones for social good When it comes to alleviating some of the world's most pressing problems, perhaps we should look to the skies.The word "drone" might inspire images of counterterrorism strikes and the future of package delivery.

Global warming is increasingly being felt in our weather

Global warming is increasingly being felt in our weather Around the world, global warming is making unprecedented weather and climate events far more likely to occur, with the planet now teetering on the edge of a new era of routinely damaging global warming-related extremes, a new study found.What the researchers found was surprising: The influence of global warming is already clear globally, with the greatest certainty concerning hot weather records.

Michael Bloomberg called 'bullsh*t' on this energy technology

Michael Bloomberg called 'bullsh*t' on this energy technology Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken environmentalist and former New York City mayor, had some harsh words for carbon capture and storage, the unproven technology that proponents say will turn fossil fuels into "clean" energy sources.Climate experts say it will be next to impossible to eliminate the world's emissions without carbon capture systems.

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario

The sea would swallow these cities under an 'extreme' scenario Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century.Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published an extreme high-end sea level rise scenario, showing 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100 around the U.

Bill nein the facist guy.

Bill nein the facist guy. Bill Nye, the science guy, is open tocriminal charges and jail time forclimate change dissentersHe doesn' t get science.is The idea ofscience is to disprove things to prove things,the key element of science is doubt.

Antarctica's Blood Falls mystery has been solved

Antarctica's Blood Falls mystery has been solved We may finally have an explanation for a red waterfall in Antarctica that has puzzled visitors and researchers since its discovery in 1911.Blood Falls may owe its rusty, bloody color to salty water that has been trapped under the Taylor glacier for more than 1 million years.

We'll always, er, sorta, have the Paris Climate Agreement

We'll always, er, sorta, have the Paris Climate Agreement The U.appears poised to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement in name only, after senior members of the Trump administration met on Thursday to decide on the landmark agreement's fate.

Climate March organizers could not have picked a more fitting day to protest

Climate March organizers could not have picked a more fitting day to protest This time, the issue at hand will be global warming, and the backdrop in the nation's capital on Saturday could not be more appropriate.While the possibly record setting heat will make those participating in the march feel uncomfortable at times, it will also provide a photogenic backdrop for the event.

Internet to New York Times: Delete your account

Internet to New York Times: Delete your account And the Times clearly saw an opportunity, finding it necessary not just to publish the column but also send a push alert about it.Yes, the new conservative writer started off by trolling his audience while also constructing a laughable straw man argument.