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A supercomputer climate model is so accurate it predicted the weather patterns seen in the famous 1972 'Blue Marble' image of Earth

A supercomputer climate model is so accurate it predicted the weather patterns seen in the famous 1972 ‘Blue Marble’ image of Earth

The “Blue Marble” was one of the most iconic images of the Apollo era. Taken by Apollo 17 astronauts on their return trip from the moon, the first fully illuminated image of Earth taken by a person captured what the world looked like on December 7, 1972, just over 50 years ago. year. Now a …

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Virtual reality puts the future of climate in the hands of gamers

Virtual reality puts the future of climate in the hands of gamers

It’s 2040 in Miami, and a powerful hurricane has swept through the lower town. You stand alone under dark, eerie skies, chest-high waves lapping around you. An abandoned car floats nearby, one of the few visible objects in the body of water. A bullet-shaped robot then hovers in view, prompting you to grab a computer …

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FEATURE-Virtual reality games offer a visceral taste of a climate change future |  Technology

FEATURE-Virtual reality games offer a visceral taste of a climate change future | Technology

* Games offer decision makers a choice of alternative futures * Virtual reality seen as an immersive way to experience climate risk * Video games incorporating rising climate impacts By Laurie Goering LONDON, December 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s 2040 in Miami, and a powerful hurricane has swept through the lower town. You stand …

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Could streaming video be as bad for the climate as driving a car? Calculating the Internet’s Hidden Carbon Footprint

Driving a small car to the cinema with a friend can have lower carbon emissions than showing the same movie alone at home We’re used to thinking that going digital means going green. While that’s true for some activities — for example, making a video call across the ocean is better than flying there — …

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NOAA and Microsoft will advance national climate efforts through advanced technology partnership

NOAA and Microsoft will advance national climate efforts through advanced technology partnership

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Microsoft are working together to advance the agency’s climate goals under a new cooperative research and development agreement using Microsoft’s cloud computing tools while engaging in the climate-related research and development. According to Wednesday’s announcement, the agreement will further the agency’s mission to “create a climate-ready nation” by …

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Climate Research: Making Weather Forecasts More Accurate and Effective

Climate Research: Making Weather Forecasts More Accurate and Effective

image: Dr Julian Quinting receives an ERC seed grant. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT) see After Credit: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT Improving weather forecasts and reducing their computational effort to save costs and energy – these are the goals of the ASPIRE project. Meteorologist Dr. Julian Quinting from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) uses recurring signals …

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Volkswagen AG aims to make data centers climate neutral by 2027

Volkswagen AG aims to make data centers climate neutral by 2027

Today, Volkswagen AG announced its goal to make its data center operations carbon neutral by 2027. To achieve this goal, the Group has expanded its computing capabilities at Green Mountain, a Norwegian data center operator CO₂ neutral. With this expansion, a quarter of Volkswagen’s global data center operations will operate in a carbon-neutral manner. This …

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How a climate change startup is using AWS cloud computing to monitor new forest growth

How a climate change startup is using AWS cloud computing to monitor new forest growth

In the last 18 months, Terraforming, a global forest restoration startup, has launched 13 reforestation projects in 10 countries. The Hawaii-based company has launched projects from Armenia to Ghana and from Ecuador to India. Granular data will become one of the most powerful tools to restore forests and reduce carbon where logging, agriculture and real …

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New award highlights potential of IT to help tackle climate change crisis

New award highlights potential of IT to help tackle climate change crisis

image: To highlight and encourage more research focused on modeling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Award for Climate Modeling. The new award aims to recognize the innovative contributions of parallel computing to solving the global climate crisis. see After Credit: Association for …

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Dole Sunshine Company and CarbonCloud Launch Groundbreaking Machine Learning Climate Project

Dole Sunshine Company and CarbonCloud Launch Groundbreaking Machine Learning Climate Project

Global fruit giant Dole Sunshine Company (DSC) has found a key to measuring future climate performance. The company has partnered with Swedish startup CarbonCloud in a groundbreaking machine learning project. Life Cycle Assessments or LCAs are a decades-old process for determining a product’s total emissions. By diving into each stage of sourcing and production, a …

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