Climate Change – we can all help
We need the computer power you’re not using. Join in the largest climate prediction experiment ever, developed by climate scientists for the BBC using the Met Office climate model.
I remember when SETI first became popular, there were predictions that this model would become prevalent and that there would be multiple projects all over the web. This is the 4th such that I know about. Predictions and the internet never really go together, do they?
There are loads of pages about the project itself and what it’s all about and, because it’s the beeb, loads of info on climate change and global warming. Even if you have no desire to join the project (because you’re looking for aliens or folding proteins) the site is very informative and pretty well laid out.
If none of these projects interest you, have a look at this Wikipedia page on other distributed computing projects – the list is longer than I thought when I started this article.