Mother Nature figured out how to fix climate change. Surprisingly, we still aren't listening to her.

When I hear the word "hacker," I think of someone in a creepy mask, using a computer to steal phone records or pull devious pranks. I'd never think to associate it with science or changing the planet. But as it turns out, geo-engineering is kinda like hacking the environment. This TED Talk explores the possibility of taking what the earth already does naturally and flipping it to possibly help reverse climate change. It's a really neat idea, but the real question is ... is it a good one?


This talk is one in a series from NPR's TED Radio Hour. So if this sort of out-of-the-box thinking appeals to you, then make sure to check out the full hour here.

Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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