Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Obama and Climate Engineering

Scientist-in-Chief Obama wants to do more to fight global warming (which isn't happening at the moment, BTW). He would, of course, love to impose stricter emissions standards and many other economy-wrecking "solutions", but some of those methods are a little passe for Obama's level of creative genius. So he's now considering "radical" technologies. From the AP:

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

But Holdren (science fiction expert) noted that shooting particles into the air—making an artificial volcano as one Nobel laureate has suggested—could have grave side effects and would not completely solve all the problems from soaring greenhouse gas emissions. So such actions could not be taken lightly, he said.

You know it's bad when liberal eco-sceintists and news stories actually include the phrase "grave side effects." Practically all liberal policies (particularly those of a scientific bent) have grave side effects, but they usually don't get mentioned in mainstream print. This is nothing short of a blarring klaxxon. I don't think anything humans do can seriously change the climate system of the planet in any meaningful way, for better or worse. What they can do, and have been tirelessly working to do for the last 40 years, is severly limit our modern and prosperous way of life.

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