My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The latest global warming fix...shiny crops...

Gee, what will they come up with next???
Forget mirrors in space and seeding the oceans with iron, scientists have come up with a new way to tackle the looming threat of global warming: fields of shiny crops.

Experts at the University of California, Irvine, say reflective plants could send more of the sun's heat back into space, and even reverse temperature rises in parts of the world. Encouraging farmers to grow shinier crops could reduce maximum daytime temperatures in agricultural regions by as much as 1.9C, they say.

The scientists are unwilling to discuss their idea until it is published in an academic journal later this year, but they revealed the details last month at a special geoengineering session of the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Some climate experts say that such emergency geoengineering measures, including artificial volcanoes and orbiting sunshades, could be needed in future to tackle rising temperatures, if world leaders fail to constrain soaring greenhouse gas emissions.
Artificial volcanoes and orbiting sunshades...are they really serious???


Blogger hunter said...

Okay, this is a fake, right? Have the econuts really gone this far? Shiny crops? HA, too funny. They have jumped the hump, into silly land.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money that can be extracted from environmental guilt cannot be ignored, these projects could prove to be extremely lucrative for a few people - they'll make many millionaires.

The prevailing mood in Western countries is that we must pay - so we will, it is a foregone conclusion. Paying for what is the only thing that remains to be decided.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

I don't get it. If you accept the idea that global warming is occuring, then this appears to be a good idea.

If you don't, then this is a waste of money. Instead, you appear to be laughing at the solution itself, which makes no sense to me.

1:54 PM  

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