Wood believes that geoengineering the climate is inevitable, if only because politics and economics will demand it. Geoengineers, he says in a recent e-mail, will just have to wait patiently until the “political elites” decide that it is in their best interest to act. Once they realize that geoengineering is the cheapest solution, he predicts, “they’ll swiftly & reliably beat a bath to the Geoengineering Door. 🙂 The future is ours, Comrades — history (well geophysics & economics is on Our Side! :-)”
Totally, and thanks so much for writing Jeff, I will have to read your book. It’s now undeniable that the entire species is being held hostage by big business elite that benefit from the fossil fuel industry and the maintenance of the status quo. We already have in our possession the technologies that if combined can totally satisfy our energy requirements. But as the situation currently stands, it won’t be until these issues seriously jeopardize the privileged position of said elite before we see meaningful action. Overcoming issues that beset the whole planet must be the mission of humanity. We have the capacity to overcome the challenges in front of us, if we could only but agree on pursuing this mission.