Metta.org.uk is participating in the Worlds largest Climate Change experiment
We are using spare capacity of office and home computers. The
effort in accurately predicting global climate change takes a lot of computing
and the public are being asked to help. It costs nothing to take part, the
programme works in the background while your computer is on.
The experiment uses a huge number of possible variables which run
a model of climatic changes from 1920 right through to 2080. As the experiment
runs you can view your "model" as it works through the changes in climate over
time as an image of the world rotating. Its basically using your computers
number crunching ability while you do whatever you usually do on your
You can join in very simply by using your computers "spare
capacity". The project will run for some time so a 3-4 months commitment is
required, however, it will run in the background so if you loose interest or
forget about it it will continue working every time your computer is switched
What you need: (Most computers that
are less than 5 years old will work)
A PC running Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Linux.
A broadband connection to the Internet.
0.6GB (600 megabytes) of free space on your hard disk drive.
A processor at least as powerful as a 1.6GHz and 384mb of RAM or more
You can see how much memory and what processor you have by
right-clicking on My Computer.
To see how much hard drive space you have open Windows Explorer or My Computer
(on the desktop), highlight the hard drive (often labelled C:) and selecting
As of 12 January 2007 the BBC climate change experiment
has closed to new users, however, if you are still interested in participating
To see how we are doing see the report below or for more detailed
information about the team contribution