Geo-Engineering to ease the climate crisis is RECKLESSLY DANGEROUS and a DISTRACTION from real solutions!

Beware of climate “geo-engineering” plan to block the sun:

I read this article in the magazine’s print version (to which I have subscribed for many decades). Now they offer it online too.  We need a variety of strong actions to protect the climate. But some “geo-engineering” proposals are reckless and would likely cause side-effects and unknown consequences that could be as bad as the climate crisis itself. Some people are actually proposing these reckless schemes.

This article discusses the proposal to launch things into the atmosphere to block out the sun:


U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering:

The excellent magazine Scientific American published an article about the U.S. blocking a United Nations resolution about geo-engineering:



Geoengineering Distracts From Real Climate Solutions While Giving Cover to the Fossil Fuel Industry:

Instead of the real solutions – such as rapidly moving away from fossil fuels – some rich people, businesses, and others are proposing expensive and reckless high-tech experiments to mess with the natural world. These “geo-engineering” experiments will very likely have unforeseen consequences, including some negative ones. I keep urging “the precautionary principle” of not doing reckless things with likely unforeseen consequences.

This article urges us to be very leery of “geo-engineering” as a DISTRACTION from real solutions and a gimmick to allow the continued burning of fossil fuels:

We cannot afford to gamble on geoengineering to achieve net zero emissions:







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093