November 25, 2015 | Author: Simon Nicholson | The MIT Press | Academia.edu |
“There are good reasons, though, to be cautious about rushing to embrace a geoengineered future. Here, the lens of sacrifice is used to interrogate the climate geoengineering project. This chapter shows that far from being sacrifice-free, geoengineering, and by extension, other technological approaches to environmental problem solving, actually produce significant costs and hardships.”
In 1961 President Eisenhower warned that “public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
Geoengineering’s negative consequences include intentionally increasing toxic pollution, acid rain, and reduced global rainfall (drought).