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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Controlling the Climate
Controlling the Climate
I am not a Global Warming denier, I am a skeptic. But I am going to throw my skepticism aside and assume scientists are correct. The planet is getting warmer and it is the fault of…US. We burn stuff creating carbon dioxide, we breathe in oxygen and breath out even more carbon dioxide, we fart methane, and we breed animals for food, the animals fart even more methane.
Carbon dioxide and methane trap heat and are responsible for global warming.
What to do, what to do.
The scientists tell us all our burning, breathing and farting will increase the earth’s temperature three degrees in the next 100 years, which among other things will melt the polar ice caps and flood half the world. The same scientists also tell us that if we reduce burning, breathing and farting to levels seen years ago, we can stop the warming by .001 degrees.
We are screwed.
We could go back to living like we did before we discovered fire, and by we I mean everyone, all people, all countries…not likely.
Science and technology got us into this problem. Internal combustion engines, electricity and power plants are responsible for our dilemma, only science and technology will get us out of the dilemma. We are hooked on power, hooked on heat, hooked on transportation.
Let’s put our money into technology.
Plants take in carbon dioxide and turn it into energy, oxygen and water. I’ll bet really smart people can invent a way to do the same thing.
Here is an article where some really smart people have figured a way to absorb methane and use it to power engines:
There are solutions other than making everyone feel guilty for driving cars and heating their homes.
Better mileage and cleaner burning engines…good idea.
Wind power…nice, but those windmills are chopping birds in half, not real nice.
Solar power…great stuff, make it better use it more.
These are all good, but not enough according to all the scientists predicting catastrophe. We need to do more; we need to think out of the box. Conservation will not work. Let’s do more.
Let’s invent stuff to use and reduce the bad gasses. We could put a man on the moon; we ought to be able to imitate a tree.
Let’s hear it for really smart people!