Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Scientists doubt inventor's global cooling idea — but what if it works?

This report by Greg Gordon of McClatchy Newspapers ran in the December 28, 2008 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It stretches the imagination — and perhaps credulity — to suggest that a solitary inventor with no government support could solve global warming, especially a man who never earned a degree despite studying physics for much of a decade at the University of Maryland.


  1. I was watching a 1950s movie starring Ingrid Bergman last night called "Indiscreet". In it, the character played by Cary Grant says something like: "I read in the newspaper that the world's climate is changing."

    Would that he'd said whether warming or cooling.

  2. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Do they question Al Gore's scientific credentials?

  3. And who, today, would accept a physical theory from a patent-clerk?

  4. For a solitary inventor and great discovery, see Monkey Business (1952).

    Grant essential, but non-governmental.

  5. While The Bard may have posited that "words to the heat of deeds too cold breath bring", I feel the only 'global warming' we are experiencing is due to the amount of hot air expelled on the subject...