ALERT! Demand Upcoming Global Biodiversity Meeting Ban Geoengineering
By Ecological Internet's Climate Ark Climate Change Portal
Geoengineering [search] is the proposed large scale manipulation of Earth’s oceans, soils and atmosphere with the intent of combating climate change. Modifying Earth at a planetary scale is so complex, and ecological and other side effects potentially so severe, that clearly humanity is incapable of safely engineering a biosphere [search]. Will a "Frankensphere" be constructed with dramatic unknown consequences to biodiversity and ecosystems, or will we choose to equitably reduce emissions, consumption and population? Next week’s Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) meeting in Japan must pass a moratorium on live geoengineering testing. Failure will mean continued implementation of ecosystem destroying technologies – precisely what has gotten us into our current climate dilemma.