Today a Republican led committee proposed what the Bush Administration is hailing as "the" solution to global warming. Scientists have developed a prototype of a machine that can lower the temperature around it by several degrees.
Washington is proposing immediately starting production on a model that will cool half of the western hemisphere at a cost of 90 Trillion dollars. Haliburton will be awarded the contract.
The great thing about this machine," said Senator Trent Lott, is that it will also provide cold storage and ice for nearly all of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Basically the unit is operated the way most of us use a refrigerator, only instead of the door being open 46% of the time it will be more like 80 percent of the time.
Scientists and other experts like Al Gore are skeptical. Firstly the unit will use significanly more energy than Al Gore's home. Some say that one unit alone will be taller than the Sears Tower and taking up ten city blocks, would use most of the United States current electrical grid.
"Hogwash," said Newt Gingrich, who has lobbied heavily for the new technology since investing, "all you have to do is plug it in and open the doors and it starts cooling."
Final debate is scheduled for next week, and President Bush has already promised to sign it. "Once again we are providing leadership in the world and this will show the skeptics that we are serious about global warming."