Skip to comments.Obama looks at climate engineering
Posted on 04/08/2009 9:55:04 AM PDT by cdchik123
WASHINGTON (AP) The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.
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These people are loons.
I don’t want it COLDER, you egg-headed, stupid Kenyan!!!
hey Bambi, try these, their a riot!....(moron)
How about giant solar powered fans blowing cool air from the north and south poles.
What is the most effective tool for expelling heat from the surface of the planet to the upper atmosphere and off into space?
All they need to do is de-tune Pelosi’s and Gore’s corp jet and scatter more carbon nuclei in the sky’s.
Three inches of snow on the ground.
Let's all sing! "I'm dreaming of a white Easter! And watch the bunnies hop in snow"
These people need to be stopped. They are bonafide lunatics.
I think this is part of the whole scheme.
They are tring to portray the image that it is so bad that we have to consider such extreme measures. The minimum we have to do is pass the cap and trade plans and hope we don’t have to use engineerng methods.
It all goes back to the cap and trade. After all without this new tax there is no way to pay for all of his spending.
“One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays.”
I suggest taking a dead cat to the graveyard at midnight and swinging him over your head...just as scientific and a lot cheaper...the cat population would also be thinned...
We just had a snow flurry
in Southern Connecticut
Don’t these idiots realize that it’s getting colder!!!
Why is it that every idea that emerges from the 0 administration is a bad idea?
in fairness, Rove did have his Katrina Weather Machine...
Tell me about it. A nice 25 minute snow squall just passed through Shelton, CT.
How about we eliminate flights of Air Force 1 and Air Pelosi.
Ok, we are in an inter glacial period (between ice ages for those in Yorba Linda). So to get us back to an ice age faster, the US is going to shoot particles into the air to reflect the sun’s energy???? Seems like a declaration of war against the nordic countries. Look out in Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, et. al.
How about a mild form of nuclear winter? We could nuke Iran and North Korea, and kill three birds with 2 stones!
Obambi needs to see a shrink...
They thought Bush was powerful enough to change the climate in 8 years. So why not have 0bama play God and do the same?
These people are so scary.
Why doesn’t he simply wave his arm and make it so? Isn’t he the second coming?
All hail our fearless,omnipotent,supreme leader, Comrade Zero!!
Maybe they mean “weather control”....
maybe the obama admin just wasn’t clued in by the gubmint when they took over...I can see why....
That's a good idea. God already thought of it, except he uses REAL TREES.
It was 45 degrees in Tampa Florida this morning! This has to be the coolest Spring in Florida that I can remember.
I guess he’s got everything else screwed up enough so that he can now give his total attention to the climate, probably thinks he can internationalize the weather. We’ll probably have a stinking blizzard in July!
A nice snow squall? Here in the snowbelt around Cleveland, we had up to 7 inches of oobleck in the past two days! It’s melting today, and the sun is out.
It has already been proven we are in a colling cycle. So doing something will allow them to claim victory and get more money.
These crooks are over the ledge, Americans need to stand up and stop this madness.
We’re a big country with lots of science funding, and I hope that our science agencies like the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and NASA are investing small amounts of money in lots of kooky sounding ideas, most of which will never see the light of day. Every now and then someone invents the transistor or the internet, and having groups like the Rand Corporation planning for all contingencies allows the President to walk into the situation room the morning after a Hurricane Katrina or a September 11 and have his advisors present him with a detailed list of options.
However, for a top administration official to talk about a nutty idea like this as if it was actually being considered shows just how few grownups there are in this administration. The White House is not an academic conference where the goal is to impress other eggheads by proposing wild but creative ideas. (Incidently, I once went to an academic talk by an alarmist Global Warming researcher, where he threw out the idea that cutting down all the trees in Canada would significantly improve the situation because white snow reflects more energy back into space than green trees).
The bank bailout plan? Great idea.
Nationalized healthcare? Great idea.
Adding to the national debt by trillions and printing money to pay for it? Great idea.
Refusing to allow banks that took TARP money to repay? Great idea.
Overriding the Constitution to get DC a Democrat member of congress? Great idea.
Cap and trade? Great idea.
A craven, appeasement-minded and America-bashing foreign policy? Great idea.
All sorts of radical technologies being considered, but apparently the much simpler and more proven nuclear power is off the table. This tells me that they aren’t serious.
“the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.”....
Oh Jeeze!......I sense another “taxpayer grab your ankles moment” coming!.....
At least he has admitted that the “problem” (if any) lies in the realm of engineering.
Why doesn’t the Zero go to a prestigious engineering society — such as Tau Beta Pi, which coincidentally has been in a roisterous internal debate over the whole idea of anthropogenic global warming, let alone its “solutions.”
Half of the engineers will just laugh at these hoity toity scientists.
And over the edge as well
The radical ideas I’ve heard on this involve putting tiny mirrors in the stratosphere to reflect sunlight back into space. Sounds like a recipe for an instant ice age. Do not want.
I've read that accounting for trees in the US, that we are a net reducer of CO2--our forests "eat" more CO2 than the country produces and we take some of the CO2 from China since they have destroyed almost all their forests.
You’ll love this Quix.
When does Obama become certifiably crazy?
Yeah, why doesn’t China catch any heat (pun may or may not be intended) for this? China is the brownest country in the world. While we thought we were being so smart and green, we only exported our brownness to China (and multiplied it in the process).
It’s April. I’m in SC. Plum fruits are forming, my tulips and bluebells are blooming. And it was 34 FRACKIN’ DEGREES THIS MORNING.
They are absolutely insane and should be taken to the looney bin.
The global warming machine is working doubletime to ram massive change through before the scientific evidence for global COOLING becomes overwhelming. From the best unbiased sources I can find, it appears the Earth has been cooling at an accelerating rate since 2002. Just recently more JASON satellite data was released that showed no sea level change for the last three years, and only 10 mm change since 2002. That is quite inconsistent with warming, but very consistent with cooling.
The bad news for those pushing human-caused global warming is that according to the best (IMO) solar theories, we’re looking at another 15-25 years of cooling. That happens to coincide with the cold phase of ocean systems in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Volcanos are the wildcard, but Redoubt is providing at least some cooling influence. Redoubt is fairly small as volcanos go (at least previous eruptions have been), but the volcanic influence can only get stronger, not much weaker. A big eruption right now could be quite bad.
To quote spaceweather.com:
“The lack of sunspots in 2008, made it a century-level year in terms of solar quiet. Remarkably, sunspot counts for 2009 have dropped even lower. As of March 31st, there were no sunspots on 78 of the year’s 90 days to date (87%).”
Most likely there’s a really cold winter coming this next time. This solar minimum is looking more and more like the start of a real Minimum, like the Maunder Minimum.
“The radical ideas Ive heard on this involve putting tiny mirrors in the stratosphere to reflect sunlight back into space.”
They keep this lunacy up and there will be no need for mirrors in the atmosphere: the sudden proliferation of tinfoil hats will be more than enough to reflect anything the sun throws at us.
Perhaps we could NASA to send Obama on a solar mission to establish face to face talks with Sol, without preconditions.
When does Obama become certifiably crazy?
In his case,
birth, works for me.
Welllllllll . . . to be fair . . . how about say around age 12-16?
Whatever age he began believing the hideous insane nonsense his grandparents and parents spouted to him.
Add in whatever age he began believing his own press reports.
Now we have to add on the delusional grandiosity his being Selected by the oligarchy to play White House Puppet or
PINC—Puppet IN Chief
Perhaps we should shoot some carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. All the charts I’ve seen show that once carbon dioxide reaches a certain concentration, temperatures start to fall.