Geo-engineering will have to be combined with something else to make it seem modest and palatable by comparison. I'd be guessing a climate military-diplomatic crisis, like a unilateral threat by an imperilled nuclear power. "Engineer now or we blow up the top ten carbon-emitting cities, including two of our own. And to show we're not kidding, we're damming part of draining Greenland with a 50-megaton crust-cracker."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Bruce Sterling on climate engineering
We Are As (lousy) Climate Engineers, so we might as well get good at it