When I first came upon this article, it took me a little while to verify that it was in fact real. But apparently, it is.
This is from the Sunday Herald in Scotland:
EVERY CLOUD could have a silver lining in the fight against global warming and the brighter, the better.
Professor Stephen Salter, a renowned engineer working at Edinburgh University, has hatched a plan to produce white clouds over the ocean to halt the catastrophic water heating associated with global warming.
In the worst-case scenario, where global “tipping points” such as the melting of the Arctic ice cap are reached, he claimed launching a fleet of cloud-producing drone ships could save Earth.
Salter, who is famed for inventing the “duck”, a device that generates power by bobbing on waves, said: “We’ve got an explosive with the detonator in it, and when one goes off, it could trigger other explosives. That’s why we need to have a number of solutions. I don’t mean that we should continue burning coal and then just fix the consequences, that would be terrible. Just as a revolver has many bullets, we need several ideas.”
mmmm…a fleet of cloud-producing drone ships …I think that says it all right there. And to think, they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore!