Climate Madness from Steven Chu
By lightening paved surfaces and roofs to the colour of cement, it would be possible to cut carbon emissions by as much as taking all the world's cars off the roads for 11 years, he said. [What they mean, of course, is that the greater reflection of incoming solar radiation would have the same effect as reducing emissions by taking all the world's cars off the roads for 11 years, but you can't expect mere journalists to understand this... - Ed]
Building regulations should insist that all flat roofs were painted white, and visible tilted roofs could be painted with "cool-coloured" paints that looked normal but absorbed much less heat than conventional dark surfaces.
With guys like this in charge, we're all in safe hands...
Read it here.