Even if we stop all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow, the world is still in for a certain amount of global warming—which Jamais Cascio believes is reason enough to take a serious look at geoengineering. “If you find yourself in a hole, the first step is to stop digging,” he says. “But stopping digging isn’t going to get you out of your hole.” An author and ethical futurist, Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas and cultural transformation, specializing in the creation of plausible scenarios of the future. Cascio serves as a research affiliate at the Institute for the Future, is director of impacts analysis for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology and as a founding fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. His work on the environment, technology and social change has appeared in a wide variety of publications.
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