ETC Group workshop at Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen

Geoengineering the Climate. Planetary technofixes: Illusions and reality.

As action on emissions reductions stalls, industrial think tanks and former climate skeptics are gaining support for using large scale technological 'fixes' for the climate crisis. It’s called Geoengineering. There are proposals for risky interventions in planetary systems such as polluting the upper atmosphere with nanoparticles, rejigging the chemistry of the world's oceans and attempting to redirect hurricanes. Some governments are now also toying with geoengineering, and contemplating funding large-scale experiments.