can repeat the question, but am I bright enough to ask it?"
Rather than fixate on controlling greenhouse gases, which are politically hard to suppress, I suggest a new, innovative research program directed at the central global problem: warming. A partial cure can come from simple methods, until now little studied.
alone should lead you to ask the scientific establishment to study
new, less costly methods of dealing with a global problem—the
possibility of climate change. It is time to require more inventive
thinking on this issue.
1) Increase the overall reflection of sunlight from the planet as a whole. Here simple methods may work well. Trigger more cloud cover over the tropical oceans. Color rooftops and blacktop roads lighter, to lessen absorption. These ideas are fairly simple, and some field work on them has been done. They do need study to make them efficient and effective.
2) Hide carbon in the deep oceans. This keeps it from making carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for about 1000 years. Most biospheric carbon is already in the oceans anyway, and they can take a good deal more.
innovative energy research. Hand Ray Orbach at DOE the paper by Hoffert
et al, in Science 298, (p 981, 2002) and ask him to implement
its suggestions. You should also probably help develop nuclear power
in the most needy areas of the developing nations. With safeguards
against nuclear proliferation, this could cut down on the default
choice many are using—coal burning plants.