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June 22nd, 2014

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12:17 am - Geoengineering For The Win!
Global climate change is an increasingly serious problem, but it looks pretty clear that transitioning almost all of the world to renewable, carbon neutral energy sources, while still allowing the developing world to continue to develop will take more than 20 years, and we don't really have that sort of time - except that there are alternatives, one of which has been proven in a big way on several fronts geoengineering using iron sulphate.

Despite (from my PoV foolishly restrictive) international law, someone performed a moderate-sized test 20 months ago, and the results look promising for both carbon removal and a nice side-benefit of increased fish harvests.

I'm deeply suspicious of the idea of using stratospheric sulfate aerosols for geoengineering, both because it doesn't reduce the amount of CO2 and also the potential acid rain and possible large-scale climate changes, but using iron looks pretty good, and with luck geoenginneering will give humanity sufficient time to switch to sustainable energy w/o having to disrupt development efforts.

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