Be a climate change scientist... while you sleep!

Sun, 2006-11-26 22:34Kevin Grandia
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Be a climate change scientist... while you sleep!

Okay, maybe not, but you can help climate change scientists by letting them use your computer at night, or whenever you choose, to run climate change prediction models. It's very simple, just go here to BBC's “Largest Climate Change Project Ever” and follow the instructions.

Here's an brief explanation from the BBC site:

“We need thousands of people to help Trying to predict climate change is hard. There are lots of factors involved – air temperature, sea temperature and cloud cover all play a part – as do dozens of other variables. Therefore, there are a huge number of calculations involved. One solution is for scientists to use the largest supercomputer they can find. But even the biggest supercomputers are only so good. We think you can do better. Using a technique known as distributed computing, we’re hoping to harness the power of thousands of PCs around the world. If 10,000 people sign up, we’ll be faster than the world’s biggest computer. And we’re hoping to be even better than that.”

Don't want to participate? Then at least turn off your little electricity sucking IBM when your not using it.

Comments

The initiative is intersting. And I see more and more people are into paying attention to the climate change topic. I guess if there were more and more people that read about climate change would pe a good start. I recently read a theory that I would pay attention to: Naval War changes Climate. We are right to say that we have’t payed much attention to the ocean in the climate change issue. You can also read on http://www.1ocean-1climate.com/index.php another point of view, that hasn’t been debated too much allthought is should have been.