Climate Change, White Roofs, and Common Sense
White roofs may not be so green.
Sometimes It Gets Complicated
Recently I’ve argued on TheGreenGrok.com that in some cases, as in discerning the long-term global temperature trend (or employing smart regulation when it comes to deepwater drilling) a little common sense will suffice.
But sometimes the climate system can surprise you — what seems like common sense may prove to be not so commonsensical. In a paper published in the Journal of Climate authors Mark Z. Jacobson and John Ten Hoeve of Stanford University argue that the climate impact of white roofs is a case in point.
Be a Painter, Paint It White
When faced with a tough problem, it’s often a good idea to start with the