Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Fight Global Warming, Paint The Town White
Has low-tech solution to global warming
There's a saying about painting the town red when you're going out to party.
The Rolling Stones recorded a song called "Paint It Black."
But the U.S. energy secretary says they've go it all wrong. We should be painting our towns and cities white.
White roofs. White roads.
Why? Steven Chu, who is a Nobel prize-winning physicist, says that painting as much of the surface of the earth white will combat global warming. It would be so effective, he says, that it would be like removing all cars from all roads for 11 years.
White surfaces reflect sunlight therefore, Chu says, countering global warming.
So, if you want to stop global warming, get out the whitewash!
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