As the ravages of climate change become ever more apparent, some scientists are contemplating an array of possible technological fixes — most of which would have sounded like science fiction just a few years ago (and in many cases still seem pretty far-fetched). But drastic times may call for drastic measures, and the time may have come to tinker with the climate in order to keep the planet livable.
Award-winning investigative reporter Kim Bolan covers gangs and organized crime for the Vancouver Sun, where she has worked since 1984. She also runs the popular blog The Real Scoop , which averages 150,000 readers a month. Bolan has covered the biggest criminal cases in Canadian history, from the Air India bombing to serial killer Robert Pickton to the Surrey Six gangland slayings.
In the movie Sliding Doors (1998), a woman named Helen, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, rushes to catch a train on the London Underground, but just misses it, watching helplessly from the platform as the doors slide shut. The film explores two alternative universes, comparing the missed-train universe to a parallel reality in which she caught the train just in time.