Mirrors in space or sulphur in the clouds to reflect the sun’s rays. Iron filings in the ocean to encourage carbon out of the atmosphere.
And other desperate technophiliac “bargaining-phase” idiocy.
Yep, this is all decried – and rightly so – by climate activists.
Some of whom have been known to hope for “wake-up” disasters. The thinking seems to be that if a Hurricane Katrina, say, were to happen to rich white people we might start getting somewhere.
You can say, empircally, this.
Or you can be a bit more meta, and suggest that geo-engineering guys and wake-up wanters have more in common than they think.
They both have a touching faith that a technology (either man-made or ‘natural’) will create a change that will, relatively unproblematically, “work”, will spread quickly, and give long-lasting change without any unforeseen side-effects.