I am a software engineer. I am not qualified to say whether or not this is a good idea. However, I do want to make a point that I have made many times in the past. If global warming is real, and we decide it is something we want to avoid. The only way to realistically solve such a problem is with new science, such as this. Decreasing energy usage, carbon footprints, recycling, etc. will all theoretically help to delay the bad news. However, even if everyone became a super green hippy, it would still eventually come. Unless you want the world to give up electricity, rapid transportation, rapid communication, etc. we will slowly but surely bring about this kind of end as long as we do it with our current technology. Only a new advance in science that allows us to find a way to more efficiently use solar energy, put CO2 on the bottom of the ocean, or something else similar, will save us. If you are really worried, you should tell your representatives you want your tax money to go towards scientists like these.