Special Issue

Geoengineering

Summer 2018

Inside

No Wiser than Before

The world is predominantly conceptualized as split between the subjects of history (humans) and the objects of history (everything else). The undifferentiated mass of everything else – identified as nature, or the environment - is treated as if it is simply for human use. Only in periods of crisis do we recognize that...

An Excerpt from Green Earth

Kim Stanley Robinson describes himself as "a patriot of the genre" of science fiction, writing at the intersection of science and politics for over three decades. Science For The People is pleased to present this excerpt from one of his...

Who Will Control the Earth’s Thermostat?

According to the most recent IPCC report, we have only twelve years to drastically reduce emissions if we’re to keep the earth’s temperature rise from surpassing  1.5º Celsius. The dire conclusions of the report and the daunting task we...

Fire and Plantations in Portugal

Devastating wildfires are increasingly a feature of summers across the globe, and their intensity and scale have been linked directly to climate change in a number of recent publications. Longer fire seasons, coupled with heatwave and...

Geoengineering and Environmental Capitalism

After decades of lurking in the shadows of secretive military research, geoengineering has recently resurfaced in conversations about climate change and crept into the mainstream of international climate policy. A small group of climate...

Making War on the Planet

A short fuse is burning. At the present rate of global emissions, the world is projected to reach the trillionth metric ton of cumulative carbon emissions, breaking the global carbon budget, in less than two decades. This would usher in a...

Barry Commoner’s Science for the People

Commoner was not simply a biologist who happened to call for social change. He was a skilled organizer, committed to thoroughgoing change in social and economic conditions because he saw change in these arenas as the way to create an...

Weather Modification and War

Although the cost already borne by the people of Indochina in terms of human deaths and injuries is staggering, still more suffering awaits them as a consequence of the lingering effects of the new use of an old weapon — environmental...

Weather Warfare

The SFVN report says: "Weather modification could be used to achieve longer-range military, economic, or political effects than we generally think of in conventional warfare. For instance, strategic rain-making could be used to slow...

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