Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Doomsday Clock tolls for thee

The end is nigh folks. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has nudged the Doomsday Clock forward two minutes, putting us at 11:55 PM on the metaphorical countdown to Armegeddon. While this group of scientists listed North Korea's recent test of a nuclear weapon, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and a renewed U.S. emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons -- and they pointed to another danger.

From the report: We have concluded that the dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons. The effects may be less dramatic in the short term than the destruction that could be wrought by nuclear explosions, but over the next three to four decades climate change could cause drastic harm to the habitats upon which human societies depend for survival.

That said, is it time to start cutting down on your data center's power consumption? Or are we too far gone? Maybe it's time to run up the energy bill, bust out an umbrella drink and bring on the global warming.

I've gotten nihilistic since the last time I posted. I've been holding off, waiting for the new Data Center blog to get up and running, and it's getting to me.


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