(Republicaninformer.com)- According to a report, in recent weeks, geoengineering has emerged as a central topic in discussions about climate policy, despite the continued debate over its very existence.
For many climate scientists and policymakers, the topic of geoengineering, a catchall term for a wide range of theoretical approaches to “hacking” the planet but typically used to refer to techniques involving aerosols that lessen the amount of sunlight reaching Earth, is one of the most delicately navigated.
George Soros, it seems, is said to be very interested in “atmospheric hacking,” specifically, refreezing the Arctic.
Reports show scientists have been on the fence about this procedure for a long time, but Soros’s interest may herald increased investment from prominent billionaires.
It would benefit global cooling if we could block out the sun in some locations to reduce warming. But, there is still a lot we don’t know about the potential consequences of geoengineering, and some studies have shown dire consequences, such as changing hurricane seasons, destroying the Amazon, causing agricultural die-offs, and the fear that we won’t be able to stop.
Recently, experts from the United Nations issued a report discouraging the use of solar radiation modification (SRM), a set of measures to filter the sun to halt warming. They did, however, propose further study be done on the matter. This report follows a month in which a dissident startup attempted to introduce its own SRM initiative unilaterally.
According to reports, Soros’ interest in hacking the globe highlights the inherent conflict in the geoengineering discourse. We might benefit from more studies since we know little about SRM methods. If the world were ideal, geoengineering would be included in an extensive list of well-studied, independently reviewed climate solutions that would be evaluated scientifically for efficacy, fairness, and cost, compared against other approaches, and performed intelligently. The scientists’ endorsement of the procedures is limited to study, not implementation.