I had made a comment several days ago in another thread that I was going to create a post in regards to Global Warming. I had begun writing the post -- which was fairly technical and cited some of the efforts going on at the university level, within the national labs, and within several of my company's own R&D groups -- but I decided instead to pose a question or two.

If the earth does warm, i.e. the earth's total enthalpy increases, what will be the effect(s)? Having answered that, what alternatives do you see to prevent global warming other than the much discussed reduction of greenhouse gases?

Keep in mind the production of greenhouse gases (not my description of CO2 and methane by the way or the greenhouse effect) is proportional to a global metric. Altering that metric alters the production of greenhouse gases.