Grappling with Climate Change
2019 (Sep. 18): “Green Data: The Next Step to Zero-Emissions Data Centers” If the IT industry can halve its carbon emissions in each of the next three decades, it can help the planet reach net zero by 2050 — “If the data center industry does not get their head around this, I believe they will be the next coal industry.” Part of #CoveringClimateNow effort
* 2019: “A (Very) Close Look at Carbon Capture and Storage”: A promising new material (called ZIF-8) appears to be a strong candidate for carbon capture and storage, and new images of this material point out how it can be modified to capture emitted CO2 even more effectively.
* 2006: The scientific evidence is now overwhelming that unchecked growth in fossil fuel use throughout the next half-century will produce a global climate catastrophe.
To get a handle on the crisis -- and our options -- Wired News spoke with the authors of three new, comprehensive books on global climate change.