Eli Kintisch, author, reporter - - Geoengineering the Climate: Ethics, Potential and Politics: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
Scott Barrett - Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics - Geoengineering the Climate: Ethics, Potential and Politics: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
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Geoengineering the Climate: Ethics, Potential and Politics
Eli Kintisch, author, reporter, Science
Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
In Eli Kintisch’s talk, he essentially says, geoengineering is a big risk, not a good idea, but inevitable. Inevitable, because if this country doesn’t begin to experiment with geoengineering another country will. His rhetoric seemed strangely similar to David Keith, physicist from Calgary Canada.
Scott Barret, agrees with Eli and goes a step further. He says, the democratic process to decide whether geoengineering is necessary will vanish during an emergency situation when this technology needs to be deployed. There will be mistakes and problems Scott says as the experiments to alter the atmosphere chemically and reflect the sun with mirrors in space.
All of this hinged on the climate data from the IPCC and other sources that point to a warming planet that needs to be cooled down and possibly cooled down in a hurry.
Both speakers were asked to comment about the ongoing aerosol program. Eli says it’s a conspiracy, and doesn’t believe it. Scott doesn’t know anything about it. Yet Eli knows there is some info and websites about the topic, while he hasn’t researched much about the ongoing aerosol programs, he knows enough to say he doesn’t believe and if someone does raise the topic publicly he will dismiss it by calling it a conspiracy.
I wonder what their views on climate gate are?
Here is a recent article by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri- Observations On A Damaged Society. “Over the past three years, in order to investigate and observe more closely the vast weather modification across the United States and Canada, I have driven back and forth across the country four times. As part of my research, I also have met with some of the top scientists and researchers. What I knew to be the “United” States (now heavily manipulated behind the scenes by powerful corporations and compliant federal and state governments) today is hardly to be seen.
Some of the US façade remains. But the very deep chasms (no longer mere cracks in our society) are evident everywhere. In fact, one could equate another level of our economic and political chaos with the explosions and underwater chasms in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig catastrophe. It is all part of the bigger, inter-related picture of destruction.”