This skipping over the science is leading people into some very troubling discussions - particularly the talk about Geoengineering: modifying our ecosystem to reduce the global temperature:
But I'm sure that the quality control in this effort will be every bit up to the standards that Mr. Gates established at Microsoft. Every bit.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft gazillionaire, is funding a geo-engineering project that aims to form white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays and ‘reduce global warming.’
…the Microsoft billionaire, is funding research into machines to suck up ten tonnes of seawater every second and spray it upwards. This would seed vast banks of white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays away from Earth.
The British and American scientists involved do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate. They believe that the weak outcome of December’s climate summit in Copenhagen means that emissions will continue to rise unchecked and that the world urgently needs an alternative strategy to protect itself from global warming.