Here are a few articles that are good background on what I am about to talk about:
- The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
- The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
- Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals
In my opinion, after watching climate change research for years and watching the effects of climate change arrive faster than predicted, and the continual shortening of timelines for climate change effects, and the fact that we are nowhere close to cutting emissions fast enough, I firmly believe that climate change is an existential threat to humans and that we need to start researching geoengineering strategies for cooling the planet today.
Yes, we still need to research fusion power and move as fast as possible to wind, solar, and other renewable sources of power, but I don’t believe that we can transition fast enough, and given that we are talking about the lives of millions, if not billions, of humans on the line, it is morally irresponsible to not research geoengineering.