July 31, 2007

DUCT-TAPE METHODS TO SAVE THE EARTH:

Re-salting arctic waters with massive salty ice cubes? Stopping glaciers from thawing by wrapping them in insulating blankets? While these methods of preventing further environmental destruction may seem like schemes straight from the Wile E. Coyote handbook, many serious scientists are pursuing last-ditch contingency plans such as these for dealing with the effects of adverse climate change.

I’m glad people are looking at this stuff, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.