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Naomi Klein: Geoengineering - Testing the Waters

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Naomi Klein writes of 'a bizarre ocean experiment off the islands of Haida Gwaii... There, US entrepreneur Russ George dumped 120 tons of iron dust off the hull of a rented fishing boat; the plan was to create an algae bloom that would sequester carbon and thereby combat climate change. Mr. George is one of a growing number of would-be geoengineers who advocate high-risk, large-scale technical interventions that would fundamentally change the oceans and skies in order to reduce the effects of global warming. Other geoengineering strategies are under consideration. Unless we change course, we can expect to hear many more reports about sun-shielders and ocean fiddlers like Mr. George, whose iron dumping exploit did more than test a thesis about ocean fertilization: it also tested the waters for future geoengineering experiments. And judging by the muted response so far...

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I will tell you a story now:   We have a ti... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 6:17:56 AM
For your sustainable approach to farming, but the ... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 9:32:29 AM
artichokes yesterday. Great survival food, though ... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 1:17:53 PM
Organic farming is the wave of the future, if ther... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 3:37:10 PM
If it is true that growing food without chemical f... by goedel on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 5:28:42 PM
If everyone would grow some plants, then it could ... by Tommy Wright on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 9:16:53 PM
once again punches everyone, everywhere, in the fa... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:50:29 PM
Ms Klein's report is essential reading, a clear wa... by goedel on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 9:44:09 AM
that we all should keep in mind: Nature knows best... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 1:16:21 PM
I think that reason and observation are better gui... by goedel on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 2:18:11 PM
I do mean, and I think he meant, careful observati... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:34:39 AM
At first glance I wanted to shout "Hallelujah", so... by Joan Mootry on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 1:32:07 PM
From reading other articles by Ms Klein, I would s... by goedel on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 2:00:20 PM
" I would do so in a respectful way because s... by Michael Rose on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 4:01:35 PM
this is a summary of a longer article by Naomi Kle... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:37:49 PM
And that's why it's so disturbing. Yes, of course ... by Joan Mootry on Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:45:45 AM
" Sadly, I believe it is pervasive in our cul... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:38:29 PM
Geoengineering: Ignore Economics and Governance at... by Deborah Dills on Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 at 7:03:51 PM