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During the presidential campaign Barack Obama talked about fighting climate change by suggesting it times.
Limits on how Americans could set their thermostats inside of their home.
Another new White House science adviser is talking about much more ambitious ideas.
Using technology to reset the Earth's climate ourselves.
Controlling our weather.
Is this really possible.
Pat Michaels climatologist who wrote a book called.
-- would have extremes global warming science they don't want you to know how are you sir good morning to you.
I'm just fine it's certainly -- kooky idea I have to -- -- kooky.
We could very well -- -- it's -- not limited set the stage for you okay this gentleman by the name hang on 12 John Holdren.
Okay he he has this idea for how you go in the atmosphere literally in this space and alter the weather now what is his plan let's explain that first.
-- -- idea is if you took.
Some missiles or whatever and spread it spread Salt Lake aerosol -- the -- same thing kind of thing that comes out of -- smokestack.
And in on control power plant that we call pollution.
See we we put this into the stratosphere.
And it reflects -- way that sun's radiation and it counters the effects of carbon dioxide and lower atmosphere causing global warming so you -- the global warming.
It's not the first time it's been proposed actually.
In the old Communist Soviet Union.
They had state type climate colleges they bleak though who proposed that aircraft be given flares on there -- wing tips.
And -- they fly low in the stratosphere that this would count for any possible effects you wouldn't want the Soviets had tried this before what what was it effectively oppose that.
They propose that the most certainly did.
If nothing new and unite.
I I would love to see the environmental impact statement on this we have no idea what this would really do we could.
You know our computer models give a smart way he did so what something like this might be but imagine.
If somebody in Kansas that's hey wait a minute I didn't get my normal rain for five years -- blaming the fact that we put this junk in the stratosphere.
Secondly it would have to be a major international agreement you think the Europeans.
Who won't -- genetically engineered food.
Clinton spoke out the United States to put junk in this kind of materials that -- -- -- and that -- -- -- they called cloud seeding SC ED ING.
And -- and they put droplets in the clouds a crate Rainwater.
Now does this far afield from that.
This is much much bigger than that cloud seeding tends to work and in warm.
Kind of thunder heads down and down in the tropics.
Where you put something in them that makes raindrops coalesce.
-- am and you get more rain out of it.
This is a much less proven technology and also brings a great question up that we got to ask what -- that -- think.
What temperature -- You want the surface of the -- to be well -- and I just died at seventy degrees ocean blue skies no humidity light -- like -- I like that.
Why and and I I could never Bible why can't get your act.
I love to see the national discussion on what it should be should be what it was after the end of last ice age when it with.
But it's a few degrees warmer I said warmer than it is -- -- Or could it be where it was before we started to burn fossil fuel in the little life they'd won it with pretty chilly and they -- album.
Well I out of -- -- don't want to -- hair -- we're gonna throughout an open invitation for John -- come on our air and explain.
What he would like to do.
And that will be you know will compare your answers with his and see if something like this is possible Celsius.
-- -- -- -- -- come on Apollo in the meantime I want you to know yesterday April 8 2009.
It snowed in New York City lizard have a great day -- that.
Who else clintons -- edges will do thank you couldn't go.
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