Thursday, November 16, 2006

Scientist: Fight Global Warming by Killing the Earth

As a member of the scientific community, I am use to the occasional politician or stupid person presenting some ridiculous scheme to fix a world-wide problem. I am also use to the average person not believing science about issues like global warming and believing everything their idiotic political leaders tell them. But what I am not use to is members of the scientific community presenting a horrible and poor-planned idea to an audience such as the United Nations. However, this nightmare scenario has come true today. And what makes it even more nightmarish is that actual scientists around the world are actually considering it.
Global warming is a real problem. The entire scientific community recognizes that it is a problem and that steps need to be taken to curve the effects. No matter what any politician tells you, global warming is changing the climate of this planet. That is a fact. What is also a fact, unfortunately, is that some scientists have devised a plan to stop a rise in global temperature. The side effects of this particular plan would be akin to shooting yourself in the head when you can take some Tylenol for a headache.
At a UN summit on climate change today, "prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate, said a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere could act as a "shade" from the sun's rays and help cool the planet." Paul J. Crutzen, of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Chemistry said the suggestion was "meant to startle the policymakers." But that hasn't stopped other scientists from seriously considering this ridiculous idea.
Meeting have been held this week in California (by NASA) and Africa to discuss the possibilities of "geoengineering." These morons are actually considering this proposal to pollute the Earth in order to save it. The idea is pretty simple. According to the plan, "balloons bearing heavy guns would be used to carry sulfates high aloft and fire them into the stratosphere." Unlike carbon dioxide, "sulfur dioxide, a common air pollutant, reflect solar radiation, helping cool the planet." Wow, what a great idea. Let's cool the planet. I'm all for that. But in the process of this dumbass idea, we would poison ourselves and the environment. And imagine the scale this destruction would be on. Sulfur dioxide the the main ingredient in acid rain. You know, they stuff that falls from the sky and is corrosive to the touch. That stuff that would poison the water supply of livestock and wildlife and kill crops. Are you getting the picture. Apparently these scientists aren't.
The idiots acknowledge the threat of acid rain. Yet they say, "a massive dissemination of pollutants would be needed every year or two, as the sulfates precipitate from the atmosphere in acid rain." One scientist said he, "ran scenarios of stratospheric sulfate injection through supercomputer models of the climate, and reported that Crutzen's idea would, indeed, seem to work." So people are actually considering this. They are saying if we can't save the Earth from global warming, let's kill it with acid rain. A wonderful idea. The future is sure looking brighter if we let's these morons have their way. Smell that? It's the smell of the cooled off Earth after we have all died of starvation when acid kills the world's food supply. Smells good huh?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am attending the NASA-Ames meeting as a historian of science and technology, not as a geoengineer. The history of weather and climate control is long and checquered involving promise, hype, and no small dose of hubris. I have published three articles on this topic (see below) and am currently writing a book.

For details and full citations see the following three articles by James Rodger Fleming: (1) “The Pathological History of Weather and Climate Modification: Three cycles of promise and hype,” Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, scheduled for publication in Fall 2006. (2) “Fixing the Weather and Climate: Military and civilian schemes for cloud seeding and climate engineering,” The Technological Fix: How people use technology to create and solve problems, edited by Lisa Rosner. Hagley Center Studies in the History of Business and Technology. New York: Routledge, 2004, pp. 175-200. (3) “Global Climate Change and Human Agency: Inadvertent influence and 'Archimedean' interventions,” Intimate Universality: Local and Global Themes in the History of Weather and Climate, edited by J.R. Fleming, V. Jankovic, and D.R. Coen. Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications/USA, 2006, pp. 223-248.