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  •  No easy technological fix (0+ / 0-)

    Naomi Kleinpretty much dismantles the scheme to seed the Pacific  that you reference, and you should read it. There will be no quick and easy tehcnological solution to the climate crisis. This will take an unprecedented level of national collaboration here in the US and I can only hope that our faltering political system is up to it.

    International cooperation may be far easier if we only get our act together and lead the way. Under Bush we were the major obstruction to international action at the Kyoto Conference. In 2009 Obama's role in the Copenhagen negotiations was widely criticized and, in my view, was weak and inconclusive. We must do better in his second term.

    If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks. -Frederick the Great

    by Valatius on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:42:52 PM PDT

    •  Sure, I mostly agree. (0+ / 0-)

      The reason I link to it is that it's an example of a potentially-misguided large-scale geoengineering effort, and to distinguish it from small-scale efforts that aren't focused on "fixing" anything per se, but restoring some small piece of some local ecosystem.

      But part of my point is that we shouldn't let political action or the lack of it paralyze us and keep us from doing what we can do as individuals.  It's a both / and situation... - thoughts on energy, the environment, and society.

      by barath on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:53:04 PM PDT

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