Crazy indeed. This AP report (Crazy ideas to combat global warming) needs to be saved so that people can laugh even harder when they look back at how bonkos this country has become for global warming:
Crazy-sounding ideas for saving the planet are getting a serious look from top scientists, a sign of their fears about global warming and the desire for an insurance policy in case things get worse.
There’s the man-made “volcano” that shoots gigatons of sulfur high into the air. The space “sun shade” made of trillions of little reflectors between Earth and sun, slightly lowering the planet’s temperature.
The forest of ugly artificial “trees” that suck carbon dioxide out of the air. And the “Geritol solution” in which iron dust is dumped into the ocean.
“Of course it’s desperation,” said Stanford University professor Stephen Schneider. “It’s planetary methadone for our planetary heroin addiction. It does come out of the pessimism of any realist that says this planet can’t be trusted to do the right thing.”
This one is so good, you just have to read it all. Try to gloss over the dollar figures that have already been spent on these concepts or else you’re likely to get very sad or angry or both.