This is of particular concern for them as Mankind raises the global temperature
(Townhall) This past Thursday, the Obama Administration quietly introduced a new endeavor intended to address the environmental effects of manmade objects that travel at supersonic speeds. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney revealed the program, adding that, “In the eight years preceding this Administration, no attention was given to residual supersonic atmospheric disturbances, especially on healthcare costs. This President will step up where others before him would not.”
Put simply, how do we repair the sound barrier?
The massive program, funded at an estimated $8.7 billion, is comprised of both research and policy advancements. The science will be provided in a joint effort between two national laboratories, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado and Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. Regulatory measures will be implemented and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) out of Washington, D.C. (snip)
The higher the ambient temperature, the higher the speed required for an object to reach Mach 1. So the scientists of Fermilab and NCAR are considering ways to leverage the variability of Mach 1 to help the sound barrier evade inadvertent breakage. In an ironic twist, Global Warming could actually provide the advantage of fewer occurrences of aircraft breaking the speed barrier. Both scientists and policy makers will together wrestle with the complex question posed by Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), “What would be the impact on the environment if Congress were to statutorily raise the sound barrier?”
Wait, it gets better!
The EPA has already begun discussions with environmentalist thought leader Al Gore about developing a series of Public Service Announcements to inform the public and to caution them about the damaging effects of supersonic speeds. When reached by phone, the former Vice President and filmmaker shared his newfound expertise on the topic, “Most of the smaller residual sonic disturbances seem to be concentrated in some of the least populated areas, like ranches and rodeo arenas.” He further quipped that, “This truth is looking pretty inconvenient as well.”
And the fact that even at this late point in the article you don’t know that I’m kidding says more about Obama and environmental foolishness that it does about your sense of humor or mine.
Sadly, I read all the way to that fake Hank Johnson quote before I started wondering if this was satire.