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  •  nature always does the work. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sometimes we help it, and sometimes we hinder it.

    What's to stop some billionaire from an ill-conceived effort at macro-scale geo-engineering, is the social pressure from all the other billionaires who are afraid of finding lynch mobs at their doors if the experiment backfires and causes a catastrophe.  Count on it.  

    Meanwhile it seems to me that the best way to spread the meme of micro-geoengineering is by making it part of the praxis for all members of ecology organizations and progressive religious and similar groups.  Make it an initiation ritual.  "If you want to be part of our group, this is something you are expected to do."  

    It's hardly as controversial as expecting members to get themselves surgically sterilized after having one child, or reduce their overall resource consumption to Eastern European levels, which are two other forms of mass activism that will reduce our impact significantly.

    But the quaint notion that one can become a "member" of anything merely by writing a yearly check and letting "someone else" do the work, has got to go.  

    If we can't make membership in our society itself, contingent upon acting in a certain way, we can make membership in numerous voluntary organizations contingent upon doing so.  Or at least we can set up social expectations that motivate people to do so.  

    Get a call from GOP GOTV? Talk their ear off! Keep 'em busy! Plus one long call to a progressive = minus two or three calls to undecideds!

    by G2geek on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 07:17:45 AM PDT

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