May 20, 2008
Global warming derangement syndrome
After a year of falling temperatures, global warming fanatics grow more desperate. From Australia comes a scheme that only can be described as deranged, in my opinion:
IN a doomsday scenario straight out of the Matrix trilogy, top scientist Tim Flannery has claimed humanity may need to blot out the sun to survive global warming.The former Australian of the Year says sulphur could be pumped into the Earth's stratosphere to keep out the sun's rays and slow global warming, a process called global dimming."It would change the colour of the sky," Professor Flannery said."It's the last resort that we have, it's the last barrier to a climate collapse."We need to be ready to start doing it in perhaps five years' time if we fail to achieve what we're trying to achieve."In the Matrix trilogy, the human resistance "scorches the sky" to block out the sun and deny humanity's man-made mechanical enemies solar energy.Now a similar strategy is being proposed to counter another human-created threat that's just as grave.Professor Flannery said climate change was happening so quickly that mankind may need to resort to his radical plan to survive.He said the sulphur could be dispersed above the Earth's surface by adding it to jet fuel.He conceded there were risks to global dimming via sulphur.
Let me get this straight:
Carbon dioxide, which is essential to human life, is deemed a pollutant (by no less than the Supreme Court), but we are supposed to contemplate spreading sulfur into the atmosphere. Has this clown ever heard of acid rain, which is the result of sulfurous emissions from coal-burning power plants?
Hat tip: Robert McMahon