Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"Fixing" Global Warming

A couple decades ago, when the scientific hoopla had us about to enter the next Ice Age, some genius came up with a way to solve the problem--adjust the fuel-air ratio in large jets so that they pollute excessively. This will cause the atmosphere to trap heat, keeping the glaciers at bay.

Today we can see what a fool's errand that would be. Good lord, imagine the unintended--and not yet even understood--consequences. Then marvel at this so-called solution to global warming.

Regarding climate change, a geoengineering fix, e.g., pumping sunlight reflecting sulfur particles into the atmosphere, might prevent abrupt and catastrophic climate change.

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