17 Nov '11, 5am

Giant Robot Snake Wants to Teach You a Lesson on Climate Change

Giant Robot Snake Wants to Teach You a Lesson on Climate Change

Some lessons on climate change come from pretty unalarming sources -- like folks with PhDs and years of extensive study in Earth sciences. But if a case for the effects of global warming that's steeped in facts, loads of data, and based on meticulous calculations isn't enough to convince you, perhaps a giant robotic snake will do the trick. Behold, Titanoboa! 60 million years ago, climate change made his flesh-and-blood kind extinct. Now he's back to teach you a lesson. As you might guess by its name, Titanoboas are believed to have been the largest species of snake ever to have slithered the earth, measuring in at up to 50 feet in length. But despite their ferocious appearance, these cold-blooded behemoths were no match for the era's changing climate; the rise of a mere 6 to 8 degrees celsius caused them to go extinct. With that in mind, the engineers over at eatArt decid...

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