Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Sorry, But We Can’t Just Hack Our Way Out of Climate Doom

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Sorry, But We Can’t Just Hack Our Way Out of Climate Doom

The release yesterday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on land use has resurfaced an uncomfortable reality. On top of everything it says about how we must fundamentally change our food system, cutting emissions alone is not enough to stave off disaster—we as a species have to suck CO2out of the atmosphere to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Sorry State of the World Economy | by Kaushik Basu

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Sorry State of the World Economy | by Kaushik Basu

Data released in January paint a bleak picture of advanced-economy prospects. Even if some emerging economies – which face serious challenges of their own – manage to pick up some of the slack, the world economy will remain encumbered by the combination of economic interconnectedness and political balkanization. NEW YORK – January is traditionally a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Sorry, Nerds: Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

NASA/JPL/University of ArizonaNASA/JPL/University of ArizonaListen, I get it. You want to go to Mars. I want to go to Mars. (Sort of.) And the plan—it’s good. A rocket with people. A base on the moon. Then more rockets and more people. Start making fuel on the surface, maybe depot it along the way. An outpost…