On Fire: The (Burning) Case For a Green New Deal - Geoengineering: Testing the Waters - Stop Trying to Save the World All By Yourself Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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In “Geoengineering: Testing the Waters,” written in 2012, Klein outlines several strategies of geoengineering—essentially scientifically designed man-made climate change intervention practices. An entrepreneur named Russ George, for example, dumped 120 tons of iron dust from a fishing boat into the ocean off the coast of the Haida Gwaii islands, meant to create an algae bloom that would sequester carbon. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated millions of dollars to geoengineering research as well. Klein describes the potential concerns with these practices, notably that the repercussions are entirely unknown. It would be much safer, she insists, to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels in order to slow the effects of climate change.

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