Controlling our harmful emissions and saving the Earth from catastrophe. We should all be afraid, not just the scientists. The threat of climate change is very real and is becoming a stronger threat year after year. Sea levels are rising, many species are facing extinct and many have already gone extinct, holes are continuously forming in our atmosphere, and so many other aspects of Earth are changing at rapid rates due to the pollution/emissions/activity of humans. There needs to be some sort of urgency to our actions to combat it and its devasting repercussions. How do we get everyone on board and more aware and accepting of this very real problem?
Not every is going to be able to change their ways nor will all want to. Geoengineering could be a decent, temporary response. We have developed and learned so much that it would be a pity to see this knowledge not be put towards helping or potentially saving the Earth. That is, of course, if it works the way it is expected and desired to. We cannot depend solely our science and engineering to fix the Earth, we, the general population, must make a change. Ultimately, we will lose the battle with Mother Nature.
Nature has a way of “fixing” itself in a sense that if we implemented these geoengineering inventions, would it really correct the cascade of problems that climate change has already set off. Climatically, things will get worse before they get better, so will these inventions be able to combat this? Can those inventions alone really be enough to slow down climate change give us enough time to our act together? The thought of manipulating the environment on such a large scale and atmospherically does not set well with me for some reason. I feel like this could also trigger a cascade of unwanted repercussions that we will have no idea or time to fix, however, this does not mean I am against geoengineering. I think trying what we can to help combat climate change is necessary. I am just skeptical.