Environmentalist activists are a funny bunch: They complain endlessly about humanity’s arrogance and selfishness destroying the planet while simultaneously insisting that they alone know how to stave off the threat of climate change that’s been occurring over the course of millennia.

Now, they think they’ve got a new, more-brilliant-than-ever solution to our climate change problem:

More from CNN:

Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale universities, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, proposes using a technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection, which they say could cut the rate of global warming in half.

The technique would involve spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth’s lower stratosphere at altitudes as high as 12 miles. The scientists propose delivering the sulfates with specially designed high-altitude aircraft, balloons or large naval-style gun.

Climate change is a direct result of evil humans polluting the earth and our atmosphere! So let’s spray more particles into the air to blot out the sun!

Wait … are you suggesting this plan isn’t foolproof?

Eh, the sun is on its way out anyway. We might as well speed up the process, right?