Naomi Klein makes me angry, again!

First of all, she’s anti-nuclear. Enough said.

But today is about the oceans. Geo-engineering, or sequestering CO2 by tipping iron dust into the ocean, is bad as well, according to Klein. She doesn’t spell out why it is bad: the trial run she’s criticising actually increased ocean plankton blooms to the point where the salmon yield that year quadruped! No, no scientific rationale is offered.

Just fear. Fear of something different, of us tinkering. Sure, everything we do must be monitored by the best scientists and be open for peer-review. But if the initial result is that CO2 was sequestered AND the ocean responded enthusiastically, what’s wrong with that?

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