Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Modest Proposal to End Global Warming

And I had thought that it was all about carbon dioxide. I had thought that carbon dioxide emissions, the kind that you spew forth every time you exhale, was causing global warming. To be fair, now that a big chill has descended on New York City, we must call it climate change. Can’t allow facts to get in the way with your most cherished beliefs.

So, take a deep breath and don’t exhale. You can help save the climate. If that doesn’t work, take a cue from Harvard and Yale scientists-- dim the sun. You know how to do it. You find the dimmer switch… like the one that controls your track lighting… and you merely turn it down. Easy, wasn't it?

According to these scientists, dimming the sun will reduce global warming by one half. Apparently, the sun, with its vagaries and the like, is a major contributor to global warming. And I had been led to believe that it was all the fault of human beings.

Twitchy has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

In summary, these Harvard and Yale scientists studied the feasibility of using aircraft, balloons or modified naval gun to bombard the atmosphere with particles that would block out the sun…

Now, other serious thinkers add that it’s not really a proposal. It’s an examination of the costs and benefits of blocking out the sun. Apparently, the assembled scientists, consumed by fear about the end of times, has not given too much thought to the effect this sun blocking will have on the rest of the ecosystem. If the world gets very much colder, perhaps all the wildlife will freeze to death… in the new Ice Age.

When our leading scientists get caught up in the ambient hysteria, the nation is in serious trouble.


Dr. Irredeemable Dreg said...

I am very much in favor of large-scale research. I was (and remain) a supporter of the CERN Large Hadron Collider. We should do this experiment!

But... just in case the hypothesis being tested is wrong, I strongly recommend doing it with somebody else's planet first.

Sam L. said...

"When our leading scientists get caught up in the ambient hysteria, the nation is in serious trouble." When they get funding for it, it'll be BIG TIME trouble.