Paint the Road White
Hyperenergy and Other Obstacles
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
~Hannah Whitall Smith
Today I did a flash 55. You can see it HERE.
Pigeon Falls is HERE.
When you see the following symbol you will know I’m on my Soap Box. You are in store for a rant. With the symbol we frame the rant.
The other day I saw a Noble prize winning scientist on television who said there is something the nation could do now that would negate the effect of all the cars on American roads on Global Warming. We don’t have to wait until years from now when all the measure congress is passing will finally kick in.
Before you jump to the conclusion that I have been watching Fox News again or listening to conservative radio let me assure you I haven’t.
This man in the secretary of energy in the Obama Administration. He is no wild conservative.
He says that what we need to do is paint all the black roofs, black roads, and black parking lots white. This will reflect back to outer space enough heat to make up for what the C02 is holding.
This would be a wonderful time to do it if we really want to do something about Global Warming now.
Why is this a good time?
We have lots of unemployed and we have stimulus money.
We could give the money to the counties and direct them to hire people, give them paint and brushes and put them to work.
We would cut unemployment.
See money fused directly into the economy.
Help slow Global Warming.
We could only win.
But despite the fact that this comes from the President’s Secretary of Energy I predict it won’t happen.
1. It is too simple. Just too easy to understand. Congress doesn’t like simple.
2. It’s not “ modern”. Paint has been around for a long time. We like new, complex, Scientific solutions.
3. The jobs will only be temporary. True but if the economy starts to move new real jobs will be created.
4. The politicians don’t really care about Global Warming just the power it gives them. No power here.
5. The paint lobby is far too small and didn’t give enough to help elect people.
So we have something that can help. A Nobel prize winning scientist says so. But it just won’t happen
That’s the way the government works.
My daughter is having a great time in New Orleans. If you want to see what her group is saying about the gathering click HERE.
If you want to see the evening celebration click HERE after 6:00 Central Time