….The other day, the current Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu was speaking at the "St James's Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium" in London which, if it is not the most pretentiously named meeting on the planet, it must be among the top five, told his laureateal colleagues that we should paint much of the world white to reflect heat back up into space and, thus, cure global warming.
I am not making this up. Ok. I made up the word "laureateal" but the rest of this is true. From the London Times:
Building regulations should insist that all flat roofs were painted white, and visible tilted roofs could be painted with "cool-coloured" paints that looked normal, but which absorbed much less heat than conventional dark surfaces. Roads could be lightened to a concrete colour so they would not dazzle drivers in bright sunlight…..
I keep saying it over and over again. The proponents of big government love global warming hysteria because it gives the justification to regulate every single aspect of our lives. Pelosi says as much while visiting China:
In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes.
“We have so much room for improvement,” she said. “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility.”
And who do you think is going to be doing the inventory? Obviously this whole “freedom” thing isn’t working out, since we’re driving hummers and running the air conditioning with the doors open and what not, so I guess some bureaucrat is going to have to inventory our lives for us. The federal government is already regulating everything from what cars we can drive to what light bulbs we use, so why not more?....