Thursday, May 28, 2009

Secretary Chu: Paint Roofs White

This is the “brilliant” guy Obama hired to be his global warming czar--Steve Chu, and all he has up his sleeve is another DUMB solution to a faux problem. I've written extensively about goofy global warming solutions (like spraying material into our atmosphere to reflect sunlight), and this is another in the long line of dimwitted ideas for something that isn’t even happening.

Heck, let's just paint everything white and the Earth will cool down. Gack, choke...trying not to swallow my tongue.

Obama's green guru calls for white roofs

President Obama's energy adviser has suggested all the world's roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.

Professor Steven Chu, the US Energy Secretary, said the unusual proposal would mean homes in hot countries would save energy and money on air conditioning by deflecting the sun's rays.

More pale surfaces could also slow global warming by reflecting heat into space rather than allowing it to be absorbed by dark surfaces where it is trapped by greenhouse gases and increases temperatures.


The Nobel Prize-winning physicist said the US was not considering any large scale "geo-engineering" projects where science is used to reverse global warming, but was in favour of "white roofs everywhere".