Apparently, President Obama’s science advisor is a hyperventilating global-warming alarmist. That much is no surprise, but I find this rather worrisome:

The president’s new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun’s rays….

“It’s got to be looked at,” he said. “We don’t have the luxury of taking any approach off the table.”

I thought it was supposed to be a bad idea for humans to screw with the planet’s climate. Are we really so sure of our science and our engineering that we want to start down this road? Or are we just panicking and rushing into something without considering the consequences?

Holdren outlined several “tipping points” involving global warming that could be fast approaching. Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic, it increases chances of “really intolerable consequences,” he said.

“Really intolerable”? By whom? And do you mean more intolerable than, for example, all of the other times the Earth’s climate has shifted dramatically during its history?

Holdren compared global warming to being “in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog.”

Well, that clears things up: apparently we’re all going to die, and almost immediately. Maybe we should go ahead with blocking the Sun; after all, it’s tried and true technology.