Combat climate change by pumping liquid sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere through nozzles in a hose lifted more than 15 miles into the atmosphere using helium-filled balloons. As described by [former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold] in an interview this week, the idea behind this "Stratoshield" would be to dim the sun in critical areas of the world by just enough to reduce or reverse the effects of global warming.
So, when will this expensive, complex, and unproven Rube Goldberg- and Windows Vista-like device kick in, anyhow?
[pounds head on table] It really does seem like it's not possible to get our ruling elites to propose any solution to anything that isn't, er, fucking nuts. Climate change, health care, finance, the empire: You name it. It's like the "solution" is to do what we're already doing, except more so.
Turn the knobs up to 11!
NOTE Via Kevin Drum
NOTE "Say, the size of that hose reminds me..."