Paul Homewood beat me to it with this, but I just can’t resist writing a post on it also. Just too funny. The BBC reports that Cambridge scientists are to set up a centre looking at ways to ‘fix’ the climate. One of the ideas apparently is to “refreeze the poles”. The initiative is coordinated by the government’s former chief scientific adviser, Prof Sir David King.
Refreezing the poles
One of the most promising ideas for refreezing the poles is to “brighten” the clouds above them.
The idea is to pump seawater up to tall masts on uncrewed ships through very fine nozzles.
This produces tiny particles of salt which are injected into the clouds, which makes them more widespread and reflective, and so cool the areas below them.
Seriously. I mean, apart from the small inconvenient fact that the poles are already frozen – unless mile thick glaciers, icebergs and endless snowy wastes are a figment of climate deniers’ imaginations – isn’t this just the maddest, most screwy, megalomaniac idea you’ve heard from climate alarmists since the last maddest, screwiest, megalomanic idea?
You never know though, it might catch on and the Cambridge Climate Repair Centre may turn out to be a profitable franchise. Kind of like Kwikfit. They’ll eventually set up in every major University town. You’ll just wheel your broken down climate in and they’ll fix it there and then.
The Climate Repair Centre will form part of the Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative which has itself only just recently been set up and Emily Shuckburgh appointed as its first director. We’ve met Dr Emily Shuckburgh before on this blog. Geoff pointed out her role as adviser to Prince Charles whilst writing his Ladybird Book on Climate Change. Curiously, there’s a picture of her on that post, wearing a very warm looking parka, set against a backdrop of frozen [not frozen] Antarctic snowy wastes, taken presumably when she was working for the British Antarctic Survey. I imagine this was a couple of years ago and it’s all green and lush now and in urgent need of repair. I must say, the picture looks photo-shopped to me. The Union Jack is flying like mad in the background but her hair seems not to be moving at all. So maybe even then the Antarctic had melted and they had to superimpose her image onto an old stock photo.
Dr Shuckburgh also wrote a haughty letter to the Times criticising Matt Ridley’s article on ice ages, saying that he forgot to mention that the ice age cycle was ‘broken’ (another job for the Climate Repair Centre?) and therefore we wouldn’t be expecting another for at least 50,000 years. I wrote about this here.
These people are actually getting paid for this nonsense and sucking up public subsidies for their insane ‘initiatives’. That’s the part that’s not quite so funny.