There has been a buzz in the news over the past few days. This buzzing is over how three Israelis have made it into an exclusive list of Scientific American’s ‘50 most significant scientific breakthroughs in 2007.’
Making that list is not our only ‘top’ accomplishment for this year. An Israeli scientist has also made it to a top spot on another top achievements list… to spot number four! Wired News has come out with a list of “The Year’s 10 Craziest Ways to Hack the Earth.”
This list rates the top ten extreme, and some might even say crazy, schemes developed to counteract global warming.
I would argue that some of them are actually quite practical, such as the vertical farming, however, some are a bit over the top. One of our brightest has suggested that one possible way to decrease the power of Hurricanes is by injecting dust into the Hurricane’s base.
While hypothetically it might work, I would say that it might only be an expression of his desire to share our lovely sharavs, sand storms, with the rest of the world…