Clive Hamilton on geoengineering – “The genie is out of the bottle”

Clive Hamilton, member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government and author of “Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering,” (Yale University Press, 2013) believes “the genie is out of the bottle and is not going to be put back in.”  The question now, he says, is can environmentalists afford to allow the supporters of climate engineering to dictate the terms of the debate?  “If environmental groups refuse to engage in this emerging public debate,” he asks, “how will they respond when geoengineering suddenly appears at the top of the agenda?”

 

You can read a Climate Progress interview with Clive here and see a Democracy Now! interview with him here.