Ever get tired of humans being blamed for climate change? When it comes to planetary warming in particular, wouldn’t it make more sense to blame the source of the heat? Yes, it’s that damn Sun I’m talking about. We need to control that fiery beast. I’m not suggesting anything as radical as a clap-on, clap-off feature. But a dimmer would be nice. It sounds like a joke, but it’s one of the strategies humans are considering if things continue to get out of hand. Bill McKibben in The New Yorker: Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It. “The idea behind solar geoengineering is essentially to mimic what happens when volcanoes push particles into the atmosphere; a large eruption, such as that of Mt. Pinatubo, in the Philippines, in 1992, can measurably cool the world for a year or two. This scheme, not surprisingly, has few public advocates, and even among those who want to see it studied the inference has been that it would not actually be implemented for decades.” (Alternate plan: Elon Musk could buy the Sun and then fire it.)