Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, February 01, 2007
U.S. Urges Scientists to Block Sun

THE US wants the world's scientists to develop technology to block sunlight as a last-ditch way to halt global warming.

It says research into techniques such as giant mirrors in space or reflective dust pumped into the atmosphere would be "important insurance" against rising emissions, and has lobbied for such a strategy to be recommended by a UN report on climate change, the first part of which is due out on Friday).

The headline isn't US urges reduction in emissions or lessening of oil. No, that would interfere with Exxon's profits: the largest profit in U.S. history. (For the year, Exxon Mobil earned $39.5 billion, up from its previous record $36.1 billion in 2005.) Shell didn't do too bad either.

The push for "reflective dust pumped into the atmosphere" is a prelude to a nuclear detonation.