The world is coming to an end and geo engineering is one of the factors. This is one of the major concerns of the modern era and we need to do something about it. If we did not make any tangible effort, the human race will probably become extinct. This is mainly due to the change in climate and increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission, and not to mention the technological advancements that have been happening in the name of ‘progress’. And we, human beings are the major cause for all of this this. For our own convenience and luxuries, we don’t care if our grandchildren in the future suffer, thus we’re just fine with destroying the atmosphere just to get our basic desires fulfilled which, by the way, are infact, never going to be fulfilled.
As famously said by a responsible dweller of this planet:
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Let’s come back to geo engineering and it’s chaos. By using geo engineering we are making changes to the nature, it is basically like being the God of the climate as through it we are controlling the weather, etc. Now, it is not necessary that this might lead to negative results only. But people like Hamilton are not in favor of controlling the climate by using geo engineering. They feel that the way we have affected the atmosphere, we won’t be able to manage plan B, which in this case, is geo engineering, as well.
However, there is an ongoing debate that there is a way to go back to our initial position, which is what Plan A suggests; to get rid of CO2 emission from this world. Hence, plan B seems like the better plan which would help in delaying our extinction. Our grandchildren will not have the same luxuries as us and it will not be a perfect world to live in but this will at least stop the planet earth from dying so soon.
Let’s visit a quote from a reading which talks about the Greek Gods of technical mastery (Prometheus) and the Goddess of safety and preservation (Soteria) and this also puts forward the stance that has been shared above.
I will suggest that climate engineering is the last battle in a titanic struggle between Prometheans and Soterians, with the prize nothing less than the survival of the world we know now.
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