There’s probably no better way to enrage the proponents of precautionary principals than proposing using geoengineering to make obscene amounts of money by working the carbon credits system.
One one hand John Holdren, the chief scientific adviser to US president Barack Obama, said about geoengineering: “It’s got to be looked at . . . We don’t have the luxury of ruling [out] any approach” while others take a more cautious approach urging that “scientists must beware of tinkering with a system you do not fully understand,” a philosophy which simultaneously rules out both using a computer and all medical research since Paracelsus.