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..."The technology exists to engineer the planet's climate to our liking  

What would I say?  Perhaps this:  "Don't we have problems enough without falling for hucksterism?"  

The claim quoted above is certainly hucksterism.  We have absolutely no idea of the ongoing, long-term consequences of the recommended sulfer dioxide application.  We may know it would counter-act CO2 loading, but we do not know what else it would do.  We do know it moves us into "uncharted territory"--an innocuous-sounding but alarming phrase that means we have altered our situation to the point where past survival-knowledge no longer applies.  Not a good place to be--as death usually follows.  

Remember the old, now-largely-ignored, "first, physician, do no harm?"  It was not such a bad idea then, and it certainly applies here.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Oct 12th, 2006 at 11:06:56 PM EST

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