Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dalai Lama Willing to Look at Geoengineering
At a conference on ethics and the environment held at MIT last week, the Dalai Lama expressed openness toward geoengineering. In the course of a panel discussion, a faculty member attacked climate engineering as poorly understood, risky, and potentially ineffective. In response, the Dalai Lama warned against dismissing the technology prematurely, declaring "It is our responsibility to look." One can only hope that such open-mindedness will inspire others to approach geoengineering with a greater degree of receptivity.