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Geoengineering solutions are fascist | Sir David Attenborough (Telegraph)
Sir David Attenborough says geo-engineering solutions to climate change are 'fascist'
Sir David Attenborough, the wildlife presenter, has described high-tech “geo-engineering” solutions to climate change as “fascist” because they put too much power in the hands of advanced nations.
Sir David Attenborough (R) speaks to presenter Andrew Marr
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
7:00AM GMT 12 Dec 2011
Sir David, 85, said he believed that
was inevitable but that everything possible should be done to slow the process.
However, he added that said that large-scale
projects - such schemes to remove carbon monoxide from the atmosphere – were problematic.
Speaking on the
Andrew Marr Show
yesterday, he said: “
Geoengineering is a very difficult thing because what that means is that you allow one nation or, indeed, one small group within that nation to determine what's going to happen to the whole globe.
”And they may say 'Yes, we are absolutely confident about the science' but what about all those other people who don't know about that?
“It's, dare I say the word, fascist.”
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