Now why didn't they come up with this one sooner? Its not a total fix but its sort of equivelent to my ideas about equipping flatroof and parking lots with solar panels. Paint all the roofs (and color the asphalt) white.
Apparently if it was down right it'd be the equivelent of taking all the cars off the road for 11 years carbon emmision wise.
I suppose Jaack is going to call it a liberal conspiracy to sell paint. He might be right, but I think the albedo effect might help the cooling trends like glaciers do.
The question is why weren't white roof tiles pushed as an energy saving (gainst Air conditioner electricity use) way back in the 1970s? Does it really take 30+ years to figure that one out? I'll tell you why, because it snows in North America, and black helps melt the snow off the roofs. For flat roofs this is either smaller airconditioning bills or roof collapse repairs.http://green.yahoo.com/news/afp/2009052 ... inchu.html