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Published on March 16th, 2009 | by Tina Casey

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DARPA Invented the Internet, Now It Will Stop Global Warming



Earth in SpaceIf you don’t know what DARPA is, you will soon.  The Defense Advanced Research Group invented the internet back in 1969, and now it has set its sights on geoengineering a cure for global warming.  What does that mean? For one thing, it means that a communications network originally designed for national defense somehow morphed into Perez Hilton, D-Listed, and TMZ.  For another — well, now that DARPA has put algae-fuel and bioplastic plastic fuel on its A-list, let’s hope that so-called clean coal project gets the D-listed treatment.

h/t to sciencemag via talking points memo.

Image: ugenro on flickr.

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Tina Casey specializes in military and corporate sustainability, advanced technology, emerging materials, biofuels, and water and wastewater issues. Tina’s articles are reposted frequently on Reuters, Scientific American, and many other sites. You can also follow her on Twitter @TinaMCasey and Google+.



  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBC6VWQXI27SU75A3IBJAIJ5S4 k

    What does the “P” stand for?

  • http://tenasillahe.wordpress.com/ g

    i might be showing my youth but didn’t al gore invent the internet and global warming?

    i’m sorry. i couldn’t resist. :-)

  • http://tenasillahe.wordpress.com/ g

    i might be showing my youth but didn’t al gore invent the internet and global warming?

    i’m sorry. i couldn’t resist. :-)

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  • Allan

    It will be fun to see DARPA hit a brick wall, called The Sun, which is now coming into focus as the cause of Earth, Mars, etc., getting warmer, short term.

    Be pretty tough controlling that, won’t it?

  • Allan

    It will be fun to see DARPA hit a brick wall, called The Sun, which is now coming into focus as the cause of Earth, Mars, etc., getting warmer, short term.

    Be pretty tough controlling that, won’t it?

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