Why climate change skeptics are backing geoengineering

This article discusses climate change skeptics and their embracing of geoengineering.

Several Trump allies are considerably more gung-ho, with some explicitly portraying geoengineering as a cheap alternative to radically transforming a U.S. economy that is still about 80 percent dependent on fossil fuels.

This is the rationale for trying to avoid making the changes we need to prevent climate change. What if these things fail? Pushing pollution into the atmosphere or spreading reflective materials on ice, are two of the proposed solutions. But, what is the downstream impact on humans from breathing substances such as calcium carbonate dust or sulfur dioxide released into the atmosphere? Or on animals who eat the tiny floating silica spheres dispersed over ice?

Rather than address the issue, climate change skeptics are embracing foolish pipedreams.

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