[permaculture] Are 'Hail Mary' Technological Solutions Our Only Hope to Prevent Disastrous Climate Change?

Dieter Brand diebrand at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 3 05:15:21 EST 2009


That a poll of scientists will return a favorable view of scientific or technological solutions is not really surprising.  But do we want to give the foxes the run of the henhouse?

Dieter



--- On Sat, 1/3/09, Toby Hemenway <toby at patternliteracy.com> wrote:

> From: Toby Hemenway <toby at patternliteracy.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Are 'Hail Mary' Technological Solutions Our Only Hope to Prevent Disastrous Climate Change?
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 2:22 AM
> Did anyone else note the ironic juxtaposition of this
> article with 
> Darren Doherty's post of yesterday, in which he offers
> workshops on 
> carbon farming? I'm surprised that we still haven't
> learned to try 
> biological solutions like those of Yeomans before
> technological ones 
> like seeding the oceans with iron. Yikes! I'd say that
> this more or less 
> irreversible "solution" is just screaming for the
> law of unintended 
> consequences to show up. What critical ocean nutrients will
> be depleted 
> when hungry algae search for food to balance the load of
> chemical 
> fertilizer they've been given? The problem can be the
> solution, but with 
> technology, the solution is often the problem.
> 
> Toby
> http://patternliteracy.com
> 
> 
> 
> Nicholas Roberts wrote:
> > you might not be interested in global geo engineering
> solutions... but
> > it is interested in you
> >
> > I am interested in trying to apply Permaculture to
> Gaia Theory
> >
> > how do you managed a planet ? we are managing a planet
> now anyway,
> > just really, really badly
> >
> > the way that power is structured in the world system
> we will end up
> > with a Mc Donalds Haliburton Green Zone surrounded by
> Darfur's
> > everywhere...
> >
> >
> > Are 'Hail Mary' Technological Solutions Our
> Only Hope to Prevent
> > Disastrous Climate Change?
> > By Steve Connor, Independent UK
> >
> >   
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