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  1. #1 Obama May Block Sun's Rays to End Global Warming 
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    WASHINGTON — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

    John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

    One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

    "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

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    I think I remember this from the Simpsons. The science advisor isn't named Mr. Burns by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I think I remember this from the Simpsons. The science advisor isn't named Mr. Burns by any chance?

    Exactly what I was thinking. That was a classic, the "Who Shot Mr. Burns" story. He made the town's sun dial useless!
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    You mean the Magic Negro is not going to wave his magic wand and make global warming go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I think I remember this from the Simpsons. The science advisor isn't named Mr. Burns by any chance?
    Missed this thread before, but that was my initial reaction as well. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I think I remember this from the Simpsons. The science advisor isn't named Mr. Burns by any chance?
    As ever, life imitates art. :D
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    Do they have any idea what would happen if they did this? It would be similar to this: http://www.weathergraphics.com/wxsim/eclipse.htm
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  10. #10 Obama looks at climate engineering 
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    WASHINGTON – The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

    John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort.

    "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

    Holdren outlined several "tipping points" involving global warming that could be fast approaching. Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, it increases chances of "really intolerable consequences," he said.
    Twice in a half-hour interview, Holdren compared global warming to being "in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog."

    At first, Holdren characterized the potential need to technologically tinker with the climate as just his personal view. However, he went on to say he has raised it in administration discussions.

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