Merry Christmas, everybody!
Here's a thought for the day: Given the embarrassing inability of our political leadership to rein in the worst greenhouse gas polluters, alternative ways of cooling the planet will probably become necessary.
We'll probably have to increase the earth's "albedo"–or ability to reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. Easy albedo fixes might include making both our roofs and our roads white.
We gardeners will probably need to rethink our color schemes when our front yards appear to be floating on clouds. But it sounds kind of dreamy nonetheless. What say, we quit burning dirty fuels and paint all the asphalt white just for the heck of it?
Posted by Michele Owens on December 25, 2009 at 1:16 am, in the category Uncategorized.