Here’s a proposal to save the world from global warming for $250 million. Dumb, dumb, dumb. There’s no room in this plan for Wall Street to get rich trading carbon credits, African thieves to sweeten their Swiss bank accounts, Al Gore to win another prize (and get rich with his friends – see Wall Street, supra) or for a million busybodies to tell the rest of us what to do achieve heaven on earth. What an idiot!
Nathan Myhrvold is a former technology officer for Microsoft who has found his own company, Intellectual Ventures, which is involved in a number of technology development programs, including new forms of energy generation. Nathan Myhrvold also thinks that he has found a cheap and reliable way to solve global warming, which does not involve upending and perhaps destroying the world’s economy. The global warming solution proposed by Nathan
Myhvold involves Nathan Myhrvold’s Anti Global Warming Scheme running a hose up to the stratosphere with balloons and using that hose to pump out enough sulfur particles to dim the sun’s heat just enough to counteract the effects of global warming. The estimated cost would be about two hundred and fifty million dollars.Nathan Myhrvold suggests that volcanoes and other natural processes already pump out sulfur into the stratosphere and that his scheme, if adopted, would increase that amount by only one percent. Nathan Myhrvold therefore thinks that there would not be any unintended consequences (like starting a new ice age.)