Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yet Another Nonsensical Science Study

And, here is another "news story" related to global warming that is more or less reprinting a press release. Before reading this post, make sure you read the posting below about geoengineering.

OK, ready? In the posting below we learn that some non-scientists quoted by USA Today want to do "geoengineering" to the atmosphere or ocean to cool the earth.

Now we learn, from National Geographic, that cooling the earth would be bad.

Here are some salient quotes:

Even a regional nuclear war could spark "unprecedented" global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models.

Widespread famine and disease would likely follow, experts speculate...

After ten years, average global temperatures would still be 0.9 degree F (0.5 degree C) lower than before the nuclear war, the models predict..
For a time Earth would likely be a colder, hungrier planet.
"Our results suggest that agriculture could be severely impacted, especially in areas that are susceptible to late-spring and early-fall frosts," said Oman, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

So, let me get this straight: [sarcasm on]
We are supposed to believe that global warming is bad. Cooling the earth is bad because it affects agriculture and will cause famine. So, we want to cool the earth through expensive geoengineering.
Now, I've got it!   [sarcasm off]

Hat tip: WattsUpWithThat

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