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How Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Inators can Save the World

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How Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Inators can Save the World 

About a month ago, I analyzed the environmental impact of Phineas and Ferb's creations. That was one of EarthPlex's most popular posts, so I decided to look into Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirt's inators as well. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is the nemesis of Agent P, Phineas and Ferb's pet platypus. In each episode, Doofenshmirtz seeks to solve his problems in complicated ways, so he builds inators to do so. Perry the Platypus (Agent P) always foils his plans, and Doof yells, "Curse you Perry the Platypus!"

When I researched (a fancy term for binging a TV series) Dr. Doofenschmirt'z inventions, I was rather surprised at my findings. I realized that his inators can save the world! 

We're going to explore one of his inators in detail. It's called The Shift-the-Earth's-Position-Farther-Away-from-the-Sun Inator, and you may be surprised to hear what it does: it shifts the Earth farther away from the sun. You might see where I'm going with this. If climate change causes the Earth to heat, and moving the Earth away from the sun cools the planet, we can move it away from the sun to reverse the effects of global warming. 

Could this work? Well, it's complicated. Moving the Earth away from the sun would take tons of energy, which would increase temperatures by even more (you can read this Forbes article that goes deeper into this subject). However, The Shift-the-Earth's-Position-Farther-Away-from-the-Sun Inator didn't seem to use much energy. It was attached to the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. building, and it wasn't massive. An efficient method of moving the Earth away from the sun could actually combat climate change; basically, Doof could be a hero.

Unfortunately, we cannot move the Earth far enough away from the sun to stop climate change, but there are things we can do. If we can switch our energy to clean and renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, we can prevent the planet from heating without the need for moving it.

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