February 12, 2007

Who Wants to Be a Multi-Millionaire?

Posted by: Karyn Gregory

The latest approach to stop global warming may succeed where all others have failed. Why? Because it hits on an issue very close to home: your wallet.

British Virgin Air billionaire Richard Branson is offering $25 million USD to scientists who develop a method of successfully combating and removing the outrageously high levels of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. However, their solution must be cost-effective.

Branson hopes that his offer will assist in enticing scientists to work harder to solve the global warming crisis. He compares the quest to a competition launched in 1714 to devise a method of estimating longitude accurately. Six decades passed before English clockmaker John Harrison received his prize from King George III for discovering an accurate method.

"The Earth cannot wait 60 years. We need everybody capable of discovering an answer to put their minds to it today," Branson said.