Sunday, September 30, 2007

Richard Branson / Qurrent / My Solution for Global Warming

And the winner is...


With all the plans out there for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption, I asked Branson whether he thought there were any good ideas for actually fighting global warming, rather than defending against it.

He said no, but there is a $25 million prize for someone who can figure out a way to take x tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Okay. But actually, I have a different plan. What about painting the Earth white?

No seriously. Here's my recipe: grind up one billion teaspoons' worth of aluminum, strap it to the back of a rocket, and detonate it up in the stratosphere. The dust reflects the sun's rays and *hey presto* global cooling.

Just a thought.

Branson's best joke, though I have a feeling he's told it many times, was that he had thought about starting a wedding dress company called Virgin Bride _ but he couldn't find any customers. Badum-bump.

By the way, please tell me if these videos are choking my site's download speed. I seem to experience that; if so, I'll go back to just photographs.

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