Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hey Kochs? What do you suggest we do when the world melts?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
vanbean Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:00 PM
Original message
Hey Kochs? What do you suggest we do when the world melts?
Climate engineers meet to develop Earth-saving toolkit
By Charles J. Hanley
AP Special Correspondent


CHICHELEY, England To the quiet green solitude of an English country estate they retreated, to think the unthinkable.

If Earth overheats, can it be artificially cooled? This question left many participants in a March conference of international experts uneasy.

Are we overheating the globe with our energy usage? And if so, what corrections can we make in an emergency? NRG Energys W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station in Thompsons, Texas, is one of the largest power plants in the United States.
Scientists of earth, sea and sky, scholars of law, politics and philosophy: In three intense days cloistered behind Chicheley Halls old brick walls, where British saboteurs once secretly trained, four dozen international thinkers pondered the planets fate as it grows warmer, weighed the idea of reflecting the sun to cool the atmosphere, debated the question of who would make the decision.

The unknown risks of geoengineering in this case, tweaking Earths climate by dimming the skies left many uneasy.If we could experiment with the atmosphere and literally play God, its very tempting to a scientist, said senior Kenyan earth scientist Richard Odingo. But I worry.

http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20110414/NEWS06/70...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:39 PM
Response to Original message
1. They don't care.
They create their own reality, so it doesn't really matter to them at all. If it does cross their minds, they can shrug it off as "I'll be long gone before anything bad happens that I can't buy my way out..." Their world revolves around them.

Worry about aftermaths and future generations are for the ants and peasants who can't create their own reality.

Haele
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Sep 21st 2014, 12:12 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC