We WILL Try Geoengineering, Not Might
I agree with the point of this article, someone is going to try using aerosols into the upper atmosphere to mitigate climate change. The technology is there, its relatively cheap and government action against what is coming isn't any where near the level it needs to be. Hard not to see some well meaning trillionaire not stepping up and paying to have it done.
"Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering - Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke."
Love this quote btw:
KR: There might be some technical experts, like me or other people who have worked on this, that would say: ‘Yes, I've seen enough to believe it.’ But in order to have collective decision-making at the global scale, you need science that's viewed as legitimate by everyone. Not everyone, but a lot of people. And we're not there, by a longshot, with geoengineering.
But that's why we need more research. And we need more diversity of who's doing research and where, because the results are going to need to be viewed as legitimate by a much broader group of people. They're not right now. That's definitely not true.
"WIRED: Why not?
KR: Because it's been a small group of mostly elite university white dudes in North America and Europe who've done all the research. And people just don't automatically trust a small group of elites like that. It's actually important that the ministry of the environment in Bangladesh has someone who's Bangladeshi talking to them about geoengineering science. So that, I think, is the biggest problem with the science right now."