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Can science really save the world?

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| Focus | The Observer

Some really way out ideas are reviewed for their potential to reverse the effect of global warming. Some are familiar, others are new, but all are remarkably cavalier in their attitude to the other life forms on the planet.

Do we really think it is a good idea to pump millions of tons of sulphur into the atmosphere? (Actually something that happens anyway when you burn coal and oil and gives us acid rain.)

I cannot believe for a moment that we think it worth while to consider these kind of remedies in order that a small percentage of the human population can continue their current grotesque over consumption of the world’s fossil fuels. Let’s poison the upper atmosphere so that we can continue to drive our Hummers – and crank up the air conditioning!

Written by Stephen Rees

October 7, 2007 at 12:01 pm