‘Hacking the Planet’ Gets Green Light

Dec 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"Hacking the Planet," a new series that attempts to change the course of nature, received a go-ahead from the Weather Channel, reports Variety. Weather Channel ordered six 30-minute episodes. The show will premiere Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

Former "Scientific American" editor-in-chief John Rennie will host "Hacking," which follows scientists as they try to prevent, weaken or redirect threatening weather events including hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions.

In a statement, Michael Dingley, senior VP of content and development for Weather Channel, said, "It simply defies nature to think that humans could prevent rain for disrupting a sporting event or use lasers to draw lightning away from sensitive areas like nuclear power plants. If any of these experiments are successful, it’s truly mind-boggling to think what that could mean for our future."

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  1. In the course of history, any time humans attempt to do something there are always other humans who think what is being attempted defies something… God, nature, the collective will of their fellow man.

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