Well, maybe not quite yet, but perhaps geo-engineering may provide an alternative, vastly more cost-effective means of halting global warming, oops, climate change, than reducing carbon emissions.
On today’s GPS program, Fareed Zakaria spoke with Nathan Myhrvold (formerly Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft) about this and other projects his company Intellectual Ventures is presently investigating.
Steven Levitt has also suggested a similar geo-engineering approach to the problem in his latest book.
In case you weren’t aware, earlier this week the Family Research Council held a “PrayerCast” from Washington, D.C., calling on “the living God” to intervene in the Senate so they might “frustrate the plans of the Evil One.” Featured speakers included Republicans Sam Brownback, Jim DeMint, Randy Forbes and Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann.
According to the FRC, listeners heard “the latest on the threats to the God-given right to human life through government funding of abortions, our health from rationing, our family finances from higher taxes, and our general freedom posed by the government plan to take over health care.”