February 2019 | Center For International Environmental Law (CIEL)
How Geoengineering Threatens to Entrench Fossil Fuels and Accelerate the Climate Crisis
Grouped together under the name of “geoengineering,” a variety of earth-altering techniques promise to serve as a “Hail Mary” pass for the health of our planet. From pulling carbon dioxide out of the air, to altering how the sun’s rays reach the earth, these technologies attempt to minimize the effects of climate change after carbon dioxide has already been emitted, instead of stopping those emissions in the first place. Geoengineering offers the alluring (and false) promise that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels while somehow avoiding the catastrophic climate impacts of a fossil economy.
We know how to solve the climate crisis. Geoengineering is not that solution.
To learn more, read CIEL’s new report Fuel to the Fire: How Geoengineering Threatens to Entrench Fossil Fuels and Accelerate the Climate Crisis.
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