“In my opinion it is morally wrong for us not to do this, and it is to do this as quickly and safely as possible,” he says.
However, enthusiastic experts in the field believe that such efforts are very premature and may have the opposite effect as Iseman predicted.
Janos Pastor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative, writes, “The current state of science is not good enough, let alone reject, accept or even implement solar geoengineering.” Technology changes by governments, international agreements, or scientific bodies, by e-mail. “It would be a very bad idea to go ahead with implementation at this stage,” he added, noting that using CRISPR to edit embryonic DNA while the scientific community is still debating such safety and ethics. compared with the decision of Chinese scientist He Jiankui to step.
Shuchi Talati, an American University researcher who founded a non-profit organization focused on governance and justice in solar-terrestrial engineering, said Make Sunset’s actions would set the scientific field back, cut funding and It said it could weaken government support for credible research and accelerate calls for restrictions. the study.
The company’s actions echo long-standing concerns that “rogues” with no particular knowledge of atmospheric science or technology could choose to unilaterally manipulate climate change. There should be an average temperature in the world. That’s because it’s relatively cheap and technically straightforward, at least in a crude way.
David Victor, a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego, warned of such a scenario more than a decade ago, saying, “Greenfingers, guardians of the Earth… could force themselves to do a lot of geoengineering.” There is,” he pointed out. Reminds me of the classic Goldfinger character from the 1964 James Bond movie. Gold is best known for murdering women with his paint.
Some observers reported Make Sunsets and that 10 years ago, American entrepreneurs pumped hundreds of tons of ferrous sulfate into the ocean to help salmon populations and produce carbon-absorbing plankton blooms. He was quick to point out the similarities to the incident Dioxide in the atmosphere. Critics say it violates international restrictions on what is known as iron fertilization. It argues that this was inspired in part by a growing commercial offer to sell carbon credits for such work, which subsequently hindered research efforts in the field.
Paztor et al. argue that the Make-Sunset effort highlights the urgent need to establish broad oversight and clear rules to guide responsible research in geoengineering, and the need to move forward with experimentation or beyond. The Biden administration, as first reported by the MIT Technology Review, said the Biden administration would not allow scientists to conduct geoengineering research. We are creating a federal research plan to guide how to advance.