Climate Engineering vs. Public Opinion Engineering

By April 9, 2009Global Warming

The heat is building so fast, so precipitously, that we must consider climate engineering, an Obama Admininistration science advisor says. From AP:

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. John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

University of Maryland economist John Lott is skeptical, and the idea rings a bell with him. The cold is building so fast, so precipitously…

A survey completed last year by Dr. Murray Mitchell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere between 1945 and 1968. According to George Kukla of Columbia University, satellite photos indicated a sudden, large increase in Northern Hemisphere snow cover in the winter of 1971-72. And a study released last month by two NOAA scientists notes that the amount of sunshine reaching the ground in the continental U.S. diminished by 1.3% between 1964 and 1972. . . .

such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers

That’s Newsweek, April 1975, when climate cooling was the great fear.

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