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paulitics
11-14-2009, 09:37 AM
http://www.earthweek.com/2009/ew091106/ew091106c.html

"A Peruvian scientist told his country’s parliamentary commission on climate change that global warming could be combated by painting highly reflective white paint over rock and ground exposed by receding glaciers.
Eduardo Gold, president of Glaciers of Peru, says reflecting the sunlight would keep the ground from absorbing as much solar radiation."


"Gold says hiring local residents to do the landscape painting could create about 15,000 jobs"

MelissaWV
11-14-2009, 10:13 AM
Sound concept, idiotic execution. We're going to take virgin land, and douse it with chemicals (or, at the very least, foreign substances if the paint is natural)?

The "sound concept" part comes in the form of light/white surfaces reflecting sunlight back out towards space. If the environmentalists care a lot about this, they can choose light-colored shingles and paving in their area.

Then again, nothing beats good old-fashioned trees and green space at logical intervals. :cool:

fj45lvr
11-14-2009, 10:34 AM
I think they better build huge Walls to try to stop the wind first.

Oyate
11-14-2009, 10:52 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing this happen in urban areas, especially really hot ones like Phoenix. There's so much pavement and heat-retaining surfaces that the place has it's own thermocline. The monsoon rains that used to saturate the valley, half the time you see them circle around or even split and go two ways around it. It's way hotter than it used to be. Pretty freaking miserable overall.

awake
11-14-2009, 11:01 AM
These are make work projects; the equivalent of digging ditches and filling them in. Socialists are great at devising them.

awake
11-14-2009, 11:18 AM
We could also ban transport trucks and allow what they used to haul to be carried by people on bikes with baskets. It would create a lot of jobs (1 driver vs 100 persons on bikes) and save the carbon.

orafi
11-14-2009, 11:38 AM
maybe they should block out the sun like mr burns did?