Sunday, January 28, 2007

Global sun-block proposed

The US Government looks set to order the world’s scientists back into the lab to find solutions for global warming.

It says research into techniques such as giant mirrors in space or reflective dust pumped into the atmosphere would be “important insurance” against rising emissions.

Brilliant solution! So elegantly ad hoc!

Then, after those scientists have kicked global warming, they can get to work on solutions for global cooling. And the global health effects of ubiquitous “reflective dust”. And chronic Vitamin D deficiency from sunlight depletion.

In an endless race for solutions, they’ll be in the lab in perpetuity. What better way to keep those pesky scientists from turning back the clock on progress.


Anonymous KATHY said...

All's well that ends well!

Eh Jacob?

29/1/07 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Sorry Jacob. I was meaning the Rosella old mate.

A very nice gesture on the part of you and the better half!


29/1/07 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

Yeah, I thought you meant the rosella, Kath.

Still, the fact that those meddling scientists are going to have to work their arses orff for the next millenium, instead of fiddling with doomsday clocks, is also a good outcome for some.

All's well that ends well in the best of all possible worlds, eh?

30/1/07 11:04 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

Come on: a big mirror to reflect the sun's heat and cool the place down a bit?

Hell, yes: all's well that ends well!

What's wrong with you people?

2/2/07 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

The pessimist in me always wonders about unintended consequences with these grand schemes and fixes.

But okay, I guess I'd rather the big mirror than all that "reflective dust".

Or, hey, maybe the cure for the globwarm menace is to dust the upper stratosphere with talcum powder.

Think of it: A global talc bath!

The human race could come out smelling pretty sweet after all, eh?

Oh I can see it now. Johnson & Johnson should up their R&D budget, those government contracts could be stunningly lucrative.

2/2/07 11:26 PM  

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