There is, to my knowledge, probably no facet of climatology as uncontroversial as the albedo effect. So which “Climate-Change Experts” can’t seem to wrap their heads around this most basic of concepts you might ask? Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris funded Steve Milloy. Fox’s inhouse industry shill.
The only other person cited in the article who could possibly be counted as “puzzled” (indeed, the only other person quoted at all) by Chu’s backing of the common sense, low cost mitigation strategy of increasing albedo through lighter surface colors is “Dr. Gordon Bonan, a climate scientist at [NCAR]”, for not knowing the precise effect of the albedo engineering Chu was describing implemented on a global scale:
You could try to extend this idea to the entire planet, but I’ve never seen any numbers on how much impact this would have on the Earth’s surface temperature.
So Fox’s own industry shill and a scientist who at the time of interview hadn’t actually seen the relevant numbers Chu was discussing comprise the “Climate-Change Experts” “puzzled” by Chu.
Thanks, Fox! Gorgeous journalism, that.
[UPDATE: Here’s the paper the LBNL team published, for those interested]