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  •  it's a very, very grim feedback loop (5+ / 0-)

    that we're into.

    a tangent: i'm detecting of late a seriously heightened level of chatter not just calling for geoengineered responses (various atmospheric / aerosol inputs, how to increase albedo / reflectivity, etc.), but calling for them yesterday.

    i'll admit that my technical grasp of the opportunities / constraints in geoengineered response to climate is pretty thin. but, y'know, just a gut sense -- that sure seems to me a fine arena for the law of unintended consequence to make a bold appearance.

    it's just so frustrating. we're a purportedly smart species. and our unfortunately, currently, dominant cultural force (western economics) claims to describe just how marvellous we are at the maximization of self interest. seems pretty stupid to ignore -- for decades -- clear evidence that our actions are knocking the global climate out of dynamic equilibrium.

    doesn't really seem to be in our self-interest all that much, either.

    keep your eyes on the sky. put a dollar in the kitty. don't the moon look pretty. --becker&fagen

    by homo neurotic on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 10:58:54 PM PDT

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