Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?
This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin first called a press conference to announce that Richmond was suing Chevron. Twenty-four hours later, she marched to the oil company's main gate with 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and several thousand other global warming opponents.
Fossil fuel firms warn that reducing emissions might wreck the economy, depressing the standard of living. So the carbon builds up, and geo-engineering waits as the potential savior. Why not just do it? Let's run through several difficulties.