Some scientists claim that there are procedures or “hacks” we might engineer that could help reverse the effects of climate change. Will these planetary hacks be effective? Or will they cause more harm that will also have to be off-set? Haven’t we done enough to the planet without subjecting it to further interventions?
Here’s a brief article David Staley – convener of Columbus Futurists – wrote in late 2016 to start the conversation: NEXT: Can we “Hack the Planet” to Counter Climate Change?
And, like most aspects of climate change, there are controversies. Should we take any action? What options should we consider? Here are some additional articles that explore, pros, cons and in-betweens on this issue:
- Geo-Engineering is not a Solution to Climate Change
- 7 Geo-Engineering Solutions that Promise to Save Humans from Climate Change
- Climate Hackers: One man’s plan to stop global warming by shooting particles into the atmosphere
- Survey of the Field – Geo-Engineering Watch
And be sure to look closely at the last item – not everything is what it seems – especially on the Internet. And especially these days. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting of the Columbus Futurists!
— Rich Bowers