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Thursday, October 06, 2011

bipartisanship and environmental rape

They're using the B-word again:

With political action on curbing greenhouse gases stalled, a bipartisan panel of scientists, former government officials and national security experts is recommending that the government begin researching a radical fix: directly manipulating the Earth’s climate to lower the temperature.

Members said they hoped that such extreme engineering techniques, which include scattering particles in the air to mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes or stationing orbiting mirrors in space to reflect sunlight, would never be needed. But in its report, to be released on Tuesday, the panel said it is time to begin researching and testing such ideas in case “the climate system reaches a ‘tipping point’ and swift remedial action is required.”

The 18-member panel was convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a research organization based in Washington founded by four senators — Democrats and Republicans — to offer policy advice to the government...

Bipartisanship, the tendency of adversarial pirates to quit fighting each other long enough to make off with the booty.

I've posted long and hard on the stupidity of dimming the sun to ameliorate global warming when there are carbon-neutral ways to produce petrochemicals the oil companies are sitting on, but this is a win-win proposition for the major industrial polluters and big oil. You know, for everyone who can only see as far as the next quarterly statement. Why, you could belch as much CO2 into the air as you wanted, with any effects balanced by increasing the shade.

And if things start to look like Venus here on the third rock from the sun, well, that's the price you pay for their profits.

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