Say, How Do We Protect The Internet From ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

They have a solution, though

Can The Internet Be More Resilient To Climate Change? Some Are Banking On It

Data has replaced oil as the world’s most valuable resource. But increasingly, our data is stored remotely “in the cloud” and climate change — challenging the resilience of the internet — puts access to our data at risk.

Urban planner Duane Verner learned just how vulnerable our data are in the climate-changing world.

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed his office in Lemont, Illinois, in March 2019, Verner was fortunate to already be working from home.

Unfortunately, what was not working was his internet connection.

“I had horrible issues with reliability with my own internet at my own house,” Verner recalled. “We spent countless hours with support people.”

Finally, he said, a senior technician was able to diagnose the problem: it was flooding. Unusually heavy winter snow, ice and spring rains disrupted the fiber optic box on his street, which connected Verner and his neighbors to the internet.

Wait, heavy snow and ice? A doomed warming world causes that? Nope, not a cult at all.

Ironically, Verner deals with disaster planning and infrastructure resiliency at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab in Illinois, where he manages the group in charge of critical infrastructure protection. That includes the internet.

Ironically, or, they went looking for a climate cultist?

The solution was designed by David Theodore, cofounder of Cohasset-based Climate Resilient Internet.

“Somebody had to solve this problem where the digital age is meeting the fury of climate change,” Theodore said. “It’s not even new technology.”

Theodore’s solution to make the internet resilient to climate change will use this old technology in a new way. He said wireless backup of data, stored remotely in the cloud, could bypass the physical internet links that climate change could potentially disrupt.

Wait, storing stuff in the cloud? Having backups? Holy Cow, that’s brilliant!

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4 Responses to “Say, How Do We Protect The Internet From ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Hairy says:

    Cults are always supposed to have only one Supreme Leader
    Like Trump
    Who is the Supreme Leader of the climate cult?
    There are now over 500 oil rigs drying in the USA about twice as many as 1 year ago
    This is because the demand for oil is “skyrocketing” as economy heats up
    Oil exports will double this yeR

    • Kye says:

      You just make up shit as you go along, don’t ya? Cults may or may not have only one Supreme Leader. Trump, like the lying corrupt hair sniffin’ nipple pinching illegal phony unelected ass hole in office right now was/is a POLITICAL LEADER not a cult leader. David Koresh or Jim Jones were cult leaders. Or do you believe every political party except you Nazi loving demofascists is a fuking cult?

      We realize you can’t get through the day without defaming The Great President Trump but get over it already. You defile him more than you do Stalin and Stalin murdered at least 20 million people. Get a little balance in you brain.

      Everything that is pumping right now has NOTHING to do with the corrupt asshole Junta Joe. All those contracts and leases were in place before he even ran for office so THANK TRUMP. The only major thing the idiot Junta Joe has done is cost our energy industry jobs and America energy independence.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    From the article:

    The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab has teamed up with internet service provider AT&T to use government supercomputers and climate change models to predict and map future internet vulnerabilities globally and locally.

    All the climate change models have been correct in their predictions so far and with government help
    what could go wrong?

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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