On Thursday February 28, 2013, The Weather Channel will attempt to make Geo-engineering and stratospheric aerosol injection schemes appear like cool science fiction that is finally here to save our planet. Please watch this show to see if we are being exposed to more of the same propaganda.
Published on Feb 20, 2013 TheWeatherChannel
Imagine sucking the life from a hurricane? Or catching lightning in a bottle? Or even zapping a tornado with microwaves? The Weather Channel is exploring cool and crazy ways to control the weather.
Posted by naturalrain on February 27, 2013
We are seeing another kind of mindset bent on controlling natures fury. But they are still thinking more electronics, more polluting chemicals, more harm than good. This is not Earth healing 101!There’s plenty of controversy swirling around the idea of climate intervention—and no shortage of new words.
Illustration: Mick Wiggins
I think one should be very, very careful about throwing iron filings into the troubled waters.
—novelist Ian McEwan
Solutions to the problem of man-made climate change are legion, but none have quite the audacity, the sheer technological chutzpah, of the various ideas that fall under the rubric of geo-engineering. This term, which has been around for several decades, refers to the deliberate, planet wide manipulation of the climate to reduce or reverse the effects of global warming. It’s also called planetary engineering, climate engineering, climate intervention, or more to the point (and somewhat hopefully), climate restoration. Scientists who apparently also moonlight as poets call it gardening the Earth.
The scientific, technological, political, and even moral aspects of geo-engineering are fascinating, but they’re well beyond the scope of this humble column. My goal here, as usual, is to focus on the new language being generated by geo-engineers and others in this burgeoning field, and there’s plenty of it.