Radio Ecoshock Broadcast
When science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson looked into the climate future
, real science led him to mass heat deaths and then a desperate move to block the Sun. It is called geoengineering, where humans try to restore the climate we live in, with technology. Nobody loves geoengineering, but a growing chorus of philosophers, scientists, and engineers are weighing the options.Enter Wake Smith
with his coming book “Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention
” from Cambridge University Press. Wake taught a ground-breaking course about geoengineering at Yale. This is the clearest, most accessible book I’ve ever read on the subject. Wake was a high level executive at Boeing Aircraft, then went into the investment field. But he ended up tackling climate change.