Bill McKibben on tar sands, Obama, geoengineering and population growth The US environmentalist explains why he is now in a ‘fight’ with the oil industry over climate change Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben at his house in Ripton, Vermont. Photograph: Corey Hendrickson/Polaris/For The Guardian Bill McKibben, one of the US’s leading environmental writers and campaigners, [...]
Faith Gemmill: We need to avoid false solutions such as geoengineering, and tackle the root causes of the crisis instead
Geoengineering is a political tactic to allow the causes of the current crisis – and therefore the crisis itself – to continue; there is no doubt that it will perpetuate our situation in Alaska. Geoengineering is a way for scientists to remain in denial and for governments to avoid responsibility.
Tom Goldtooth: Geoengineering threatens to wreak havoc on our biosphere and our communities. It needs to be stopped.
These kinds of dangerous experiments, promoted by a small group of scientists and rich industrial countries, are a continuation of the technological nightmare that’ s been imposed on our peoples for five centuries – Tom Goldtooth, Director, Indigenous Environmental Network
Now, in response to climate change, these same people want to put Mother Earth at risk with geoengineering technologies. We can’t afford to threaten our planet in this way, especially when simple, just and proven solutions are at hand.
“There is a legend in our family that, shortly before his death, Einstein expressed regret in having contributed to the science that made the atomic bomb. In a conversation with our family friend, Leo Szillard, he said, “the ancient sages were right: it is better to do nothing.” Szillard, and other atomic scientists of those [...]
American environmentalist and writer, Bill McKibben has led and inspired the global movement to halt climate change for several decades. Now he is adding his voice to the movement against geoengineering the climate. His 1989 book, The End of Nature, motivated a generation of global activists and policy-makers to stand up against the massive human [...]
“We know what is creating our problem with climate and we know the best solution, which is to accept that mother nature, not governments or corporations sets the limits and we’ve got to meet those limits. Geoengineering is Insane.” – David Suzuki, Candian Scientist, broadcaster and activist. I thank you for this initiative. If we have [...]