Did you know that hole we [humankind] create up there in the ozone layer is now healing? Scientists have recorded the ozone layer has been shrinking all thanks to the future-oriented decisions made some 30 years ago to phase out harmful chemical [CFCs]. However, that we are getting further away from the threat of widespread human extinction from effects of climate change, could not be further from the truth.
If anything, we need more climate change conscious decisions and hacks than at any time before. In that spirit, the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) has invited some of the best brains from across the East African region to a climate change focused hackathon in Nairobi, Hack4Climate2016.
The hackathon attendees mainly composed of young techies and software developers from across the region were invited to brainstorm on various tech solutions and innovations. Solutions that will help in the race to make the planet cooler before it becomes too unbearable. To the point, discussions like choosing to go live in Space or going back to the ocean floors becomes a topic to ponder …read more