Continuing in yesterday’s grand tradition of highlighting the stellar work of other bloggers (because I don’t have time to write my own stuff), I would like to point you guys to Anne Minard’s blog, 100 Days of Science, for a wicked article about saving the world from climate change.
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill “buy a hybrid” type solutions. I quote:
Roger Angel, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, has proposed something even more radical. He wants to fire trillions of sun-deflecting mirrors a million miles beyond Earth using a huge cannon with a barrel more than half a mile across. He’s already got NASA funding for a pilot study, and he’s commissioned an inventor. He knows the cost will be steep — around $350 trillion (100 Days of Science)
A half-mile cannon to stop global warming. That’s climate science that even the neocon defence hawks can get behind! On the other hand, $350 trillion dollars is approximately 5 times more than the GDP of the entire world. Take that, Stimulus package!