Saturday, May 14, 2005


Blasting Caps

I have an historical essay in this week's Village Voice on 19th and 20th century proposals to deliberately induce global warming by, among things, damming the Bering Strait, building a gigantic jetty to alter the Gulf Stream, and blowing up the polar caps with A-bombs. (The A-bomb proposal was championed in 1945 by Julian Huxley -- the head of UNESCO.)

Sure, we'd drown from the rising sea levels, but... fresh coconuts in Manhattan!

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