Cosmic #19 – Steven Feit

March 21, 2019

Sci-Fi at the Doorstep: How Geoengineering Threatens to Lock Us into the Oil & Gas Era

Did you ever dropped a message in a bottle? And if yes, what happened next?

Steven is a young talented attorney from the Washington-based Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the topics he specifically works with are from the kind we better not ignore.

To put it simply, we talk about human beings trying to reinvent the tree – and the threat that such an approach poses to life on Earth. More specifically, how geoengineering is silently turning from a crazy idea into a political, economical and scientific instrument that will help the oil & gas sector prosper on a roasting planet.

Steven’s story, his recent report and the links we share in the notes are all you need to sound smart at the cocktail party, or alternatively start panicking and making some noise about it all.

By the way, do you know the story of Laura Buxton(s)?

As always, let me know your thoughts at hello@becosmic.org

Dance, do more, be cosmic,


Links related to the discussion:

  • Fuel to the  Fire: Steven’s report about how geoengineering threatens to entrench fossil fuels and accelerate the climate crisis
  • Geoengineering in fiction: The trailer of Snow Piercer
  • The story of a girl named Laura Buxton released a balloon that ended up in the hands of another girl named Laura Buxton who lived 140 miles away.
  • Shell & their Sky scenario, showing a very prominent role for fossil fuels for decades.

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