Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels
After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.They start off the article with a false premise, that global warming is even real. Chicago saw its coldest winter ever, and they're still pushing the global warming BS. But these people are convinced that not only is it real, but it's caused by man *and* it's a threat to humanity. Atlanta, GA saw not one but two ice storms this past winter, but these eggheads are certain that ZOMG GLOBAL WARMENING!
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet.
That's not what spawned the title of this post. This is:
The alternative plan to mitigate climate change would involve coming up with new ways to scrub carbon out of the atmosphere or prevent too much sunlight from being trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gases.[Emphasis mine] I swear to G-d I am not making that up. Once I got through making bug-eyed, choking sounds of disbelief, I had to check the date on that announcement. No, it's not a week old. GIANT SPACE UMBRELLAS. That's what the global warming crowd is coming up with, folks. GIANT SPACE UMBRELLAS.
Known as geoengineering, ideas floated from time to time include dropping tons of iron into the ocean to make carbon-munching algae bloom or putting an umbrella in space to shield us from the sun.
That's going to be my standard response any time one of the ZOMG GLOBAL WARMING crowd opens their uninformed pieholes. SHUT UP, GIANT SPACE UMBRELLA BOY.
I mean, are they planning on one enormous umbrella to blot out the sun like some Bond villain? Some magic, 1,000 mile wide umbrella that they'll be able to control from the ground? How do they plan on getting this GIANT SPACE UMBRELLA into space? A thousand different rocket launches? Oh, surely that wouldn't cause more emissions than, oh, EVERY SUV EVER MADE.
GIANT SPACE UMBRELLAS. Just when you think the True Believers couldn't possibly beclown themselves any further...
That is all.
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