RELEASE VICTORY! UN to Impose Geoengineering Moratorium on Risky Climate Techno-Fixes

Major victory for common sense as hacking of planetary ecosystems is premature until such time as all other options are exhausted; and there are global protocols, consensus and a sound scientific basis for any geoengineering that may or may not occur. This is the 8th major conservation victory for EcoInternet (EI) in 2010, though chronic lack of funds and a slow 11th annual fund-raiser makes for an uncertain future for EI's ground-breaking biocentric advocacy.
NAGOYA, Japan -; EcoInternet welcomes reports that the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering [search] projects and experiments. This is a tremendous victory for the ETC Group's "Hands Off Mother Earth" campaign [1], which has carefully researched and presented the case for such a moratorium on "planet hacking", and with whom EcoInternet is affiliated. "Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus," stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC Group.
In announcing the outcome, the ETC Group publicly thanked EcoInternet "for help winning a moratorium on Geoengineering" and particularly those that had "written to CBD delegates and spread the word

3 comments

  1. I would be against a drastic, global geoengineering project due to the risks, but a proactive approach makes a lost more sense than mere conservation and hope that nature won't change for the worse on its own (which is a ridiculous assumption). One could consider pollution cleanup, desalination, irrigation, flood levies, and even agriculture itself to be small-scale geoengineering projects. If we can “fix” the environment in one small region at a time, they will add up to a whole that's positive for humanity and the environment that presently happens to sustain our species at this brief moment in the Earth's history.

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