‘No’ is not part of modern consumer life. ‘Yes’ is the catchcry of the market. Despite the best efforts of scientists and activists, it may be too late to phase out fossil fuels and find alternatives to the mass consumerism that is so dependent on them. Human-induced global warming’s tipping point is nigh. There is almost no turning back. Geo-engineering – climate engineering – has appeared as a magic weapon in the battle against climate change and global warming so that business can continue as usual.
Business as usual
Geo-engineering – magic bullet or poison chalice?
Earthmasters: Playing God with the Climate
by Clive Hamilton
Allen & Unwin, $24.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781743312933
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