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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Luongo: Jumping The Global Warming Shark

There’s a moment near the end of Ayn Rand’s mostly brilliant Atlas Shrugged where she details the unveiling of various government-funded boondoggles whose development we track as the story unfolds.

All of them end in tragedy and mass death.

From trains asphyxiating their passengers to sonic weapons killing spectators, the hubris and ineptitude of the rentier class which took over the U.S. government was on display in all its glory.

So, every time I see some hare-brained idea in service of a politically-motivated lie I just look at my wife, shake my head and say, “Act III, Atlas Shrugged, hon.”

The latest is the patently insane idea of dimming the sun by dispersing sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect and absorb some of the energy coming from it to slow the rate of global warming.

I would hope, at the very least, they are thinking of something thoroughly inert like barium sulfate, but they aren’t. They are talking about injecting SO2 into the atmosphere. Another word for SO2 is SMOG. This is the very compound we have been regulating power plants to not emit.

So, that’s it folks. That’s our choice now. Smog or a nice cozy, warm home with abundant food and mild weather for most of the planet.

The sick Marxists that think they run this planet would choose smog every time. I would file this under “Crazytown” but check the RT link above folks, this was written up by Reuters, so this is a trial balloon of the idea for the public to swallow.



Anonymous said...

This is a sad result of getting your science from websites such as these. SO2 is an indirect greenhouse gas. When SO2 levels are high it can combine with other chemicals, such as water which creates sulfuric acid. Dispersing such a small amount of this intentionally into the atmosphere would increase the Earth's albedo (reflective property) thus reflecting sunlight back away from the planet.

This isn't the first time it's been proposed, the idea has been around for decades, and it is nowhere near the stage of implementation. Stop acting like the sky is falling, end your anti-science crusade and maybe, just maybe do your part to reduce CO2 emissions so the next generation won't have to live with the consequences of the baby boomers.

Anonymous said...

Scientists = sick marxists?

Seems the supreme cheeto's war on education has spread.

Anonymous said...

Another idiot complaining about science he doesn't understand.

Anonymous said...

Yes. 10:24.

Lets gamble with something that might work or maybe wipe out 90% of all earth life. Experimentation yields knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Guys, get a clue:

The US Military and NOAA have been using aerosol dispersal (Solar Radiation Management) since the 1990s. Look up for crying out loud!