Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Shiny happy peas and plums

The new solution to global warming is shiny crops.

Why didn't I think of that?

Shiny crops could slow global warming, scientists say [Guardian]

Forget mirrors in space and seeding the oceans with iron, scientists have come up with a new way to tackle the looming threat of global warming: fields of shiny crops.

Experts at the University of California, Irvine, say reflective plants could send more of the sun's heat back into space, and even reverse temperature rises in parts of the world. Encouraging farmers to grow shinier crops could reduce maximum daytime temperatures in agricultural regions by as much as 1.9C, they say.


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