Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming - Chapter 12: Problem Solved Summary & Analysis

McKenzie Funk
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Summary

In Chapter 12, "Problem Solved," the author visits Intellectual Ventures, a Seattle company established by scientist Nathan Myhrvold. Although the company is criticized for buying a large number of existing patents, Myhrvold insists that innovative research is being conducted, including the idea of spraying particles into the atmosphere to affect temperatures, stop hurricanes, and otherwise change the climate. Funk describes some of the history of geoengineering, including those who are proponents and those who oppose it. He discusses the involvement of philanthropist Bill Gates, whose influence and support has changed the conversation from “Can we do it?” or “Should we do it?” to “How do we do it?”

Analysis

Much of this chapter involves discussion of intricate scientific methods of conducting geoengineering as a means of combating climate change. The primary points are to position the idea of geoengineering as an alternative to...

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