24 May '11, 1pm

Wi-Fi Could Go Bye-Bye With Climate Change - Planet Green via @PlanetGreen

Wi-Fi Could Go Bye-Bye With Climate Change - Planet Green via @PlanetGreen

If you don't like being tethered to an office chair, then you've likely learned to appreciate wi-fi. Ah, the freedom. Work at the coffee shop. Or on the beach. With freedom, however, comes responsibility, right? Like taking responsibility for our carbon emissions, both personal, national and international. If this sounds too preachy, and you're tired of the climate change alarms, just consider one more: A warming planet egged on by human-related emissions of greenhouse gases could affect wi-fi signals . So much for traveling and working from the road or a more relaxing place if this prediction comes to pass. The wi-fi trouble is being predicted by a British government study . If you think polar bears and small island nations are in danger under various climate change scenarios, consider this, from The Guardian : "... higher temperatures can reduce the range of wireless com...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tech-transport/wi-fi-bye...

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