Friday, April 10, 2009

Fire the Holdrenizer Smithers!

The blog Titanic Deck Chairs has a good piece about an absurd proposal to combat global warming by heavily polluting the atmosphere (thereby preventing sunlight from hitting the earth's surface).

While it be absurd, this proposal is extremely dangerous. What is rarely noted is that more heat is good (by the standard of man's life), not bad, for the environment as it promotes plant life, which promotes animal life, which increases food supply. By this standard (delimited to temperatures not hostile to life), global warming is actually desirable. Cold is hazardous to life.

If this proposal comes to see the light of day it may prevent a very ambiguous catastrophe, but it could have catastrophic consequences on human life as a whole.

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