As a weapon against global warming, it sounds so simple and low-tech that it could not possibly work. But the idea of using millions of buckets of whitewash to avert climate catastrophe has won the backing of one of the world’s most influential scientists.
Steven Chu, the Nobel prize-winning physicist appointed by President Obama as Energy Secretary, wants to paint the world white. A global initiative to change the colour of roofs, roads and pavements so that they reflect more sunlight and heat could play a big part in containing global warming, he said yesterday.
Given that this is coming from the Nobel winning scientist appointed by the ObamaMessiah, this will of course create squeals of rapture in leftoids everywhere.
The only thing that’s a bit odd about it is that when Bjorn Lomborg made the same proposal a couple of years back it was treated with contempt.
I guess it matters who makes such suggestions rather more than what the suggestions are then.