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The Global Warming Insanity Continues

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Tim Flannery's radical climate change 'solution'

Link: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23724412-2,00.html

  • Mankind "pump sulphur into atmosphere to survive"
  • Measure may change colour of the sky
  • "Would deflect sun's rays, slow global warming"
SCIENTIST Tim Flannery has proposed a radical solution to climate change which may change the colour of the sky.

But he says it may be necessary, as the "last barrier to climate collapse."

Professor Flannery says climate change is happening so quickly that mankind may need to pump sulphur into the atmosphere to survive.

Australia's best-known expert on global warming has updated his climate forecast for the world - and it's much worse than he thought just three years ago.

He has called for a radical suite of emergency measures to be put in place.

The gas sulphur could be inserted into the earth's stratosphere to keep out the sun's rays and slow global warming, a process called global dimming.

"It would change the colour of the sky," Prof Flannery told AAP. "It's the last resort that we have, it's the last barrier to a climate collapse. We need to be ready to start doing it in perhaps five years time if we fail to achieve what we're trying to achieve."

Prof Flannery, the 2007 Australian of the Year, said the sulphur could be dispersed above the earth's surface by adding it to jet fuel.

He conceded there were risks to global dimming via sulphur. "The consequences of doing that are unknown."

'Cutting emissions not enough'

Professor Flannery, who spoke at a business and sustainability conference in Parliament House today, said new science showed the world was much more susceptible to greenhouse gas emissions that had been thought eight years ago.

Regardless of what happened to emissions in the future, there was already far too much greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, he said.

Cutting emissions was not enough. Mankind now had to take greenhouse gases out of the air.

"The current burden of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is in fact more than sufficient to cause catastrophic climate change," Prof Flannery said.

"Everything's going in the wrong direction at the moment, timelines are getting shorter, the amount of pollution in the atmosphere is growing.

"It's extremely urgent."

'Use eBay to plant forests'

As well as the global dimming plan, Prof Flannery said carbon should be taken out of the air and converted into charcoal, then ploughed into farmers' fields.

Wealthy people should pay poor farmers in tropical zones to plant forests - possibly through a direct purchase scheme like the eBay website.

And all conventional coal-fired power stations - which did not have "clean coal" technology - should be closed by 2030.

Capturing carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations and storing it underground - called carbon capture and storage (CCS) - was a good idea, Professor Flannery said.

He urged Australia to dramatically fast-track CCS research and give the technology to the Chinese, who are building the equivalent of one new coal-fired power station a week.

Prof Flannery said while the Rudd Government was doing more to tackle climate change than its predecessor, it was still "nowhere near enough."

He called on the Government to remove the means test on the $8000 rebate for domestic solar panels introduced in last week's budget.

"It's probably the bureaucrats getting in the way, we all know that sort of policy is not going to work," he said.

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When will this end? :nono:

I am starting to believe that these Global Warming extremists will be the real end of mankind, not an act of nature or cosmic forces. We will literally be the reason for our demise ("the final human tragedy is death by our blind stupidity").

I hope you guys like the sound to waking up one morning and having your sense of smell assaulted by the stink of one giant fart. Combating the theorized effects of pollution with pollution, how asinine. :rolleyes:

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my mind is bleeding...

That would damage the environment a lot

how about covering roofs with solid flashing or drap aluminum foil over the roofs? that would work plus houses would be cooler as the heat and stuff reflect instead your average shingle/tar roof absorbs heat

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Yes, we all need tin foil hats for our houses, and our heads.
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Yes, we all need tin foil hats for our houses, and our heads.

Now where have I heard this before ... :scratchchin:

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This thread is just full of evil! :rotflmao:

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WTF.... I thought Global Dimming was what was going to KIL us not save us.

I'm confused. :wacko:

The Sky is falling, the sky is falling! :fryingpan:

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how about covering roofs with solid flashing or drap aluminum foil over the roofs? that would work plus houses would be cooler as the heat and stuff reflect instead your average shingle/tar roof absorbs heat

How about passing a building code requiring homes with green roofs. I wouldn't mind a home with a garden on top. It keeps down utility costs, lowers the surrounding urban temperature during the summertime, and helps expand the amount of livable space on your lot/property.

Considering how small the yards have become in new construction, this idea could go a long way. Imagine being able to send you kid out to play in the yard again... except it's not the backyard or frontyard... it's the topyard on the third floor. You wouldn't have to worry about the dog getting out either. :thumbsup:

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This is a leftover article from April 1st, right?

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How about we build a whole army of polluting robots, then have them fart at the same time in the same direction, thus moving earth's orbit farther from the sun, and allowing the planet to cool?

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How about we build a whole army of polluting robots, then have them fart at the same time in the same direction, thus moving earth's orbit farther from the sun, and allowing the planet to cool?

The chances of that happening are about as close to Nixon becoming president again. :lol:

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Well, now for some good news about Global Warming and gas prices: the National Post did a spread today detailing how many companies are looking at moving their manufacturing back from China to Mexico because the cost of shipping a 40' container from China has gone from 1 1/2 times that of Mexco to nearly 4 times. At $150 a barrel, it gets really ugly.

Now, that at least gets the jobs back on this side of the planet and might help alleviate your porous southern border.

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Well, now for some good news about Global Warming and gas prices: the National Post did a spread today detailing how many companies are looking at moving their manufacturing back from China to Mexico because the cost of shipping a 40' container from China has gone from 1 1/2 times that of Mexco to nearly 4 times. At $150 a barrel, it gets really ugly.

Now, that at least gets the jobs back on this side of the planet and might help alleviate your porous southern border.

Thanks for that bit of good news, 'Biz.

As for the imbecile professor and his ilk: we must not allow them to reproduce.

Such utter foolishness.

So completely full of crap.

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