engineering is the use of known methods for defined practical purposes - we did not engineer the increase in global temperature and so it wasnt geo engineering. We engineered our increasing global standard of living.
Attempting to engineer the reverse of what has happened will be a deliberate act and can be described as geo engineering the world system. But the engineering of global temperature by another means that does not attempt to return the system to its initial condition (ie solar radiation management ) is an act that can only be justified it the non linearity of the system or the rates of change of the system variables are such that reverse engineering cannot be achieved without massively exceeding the boundary conditions that we judge are necessary to survive as a species. The intent is there in either case. It can be argued that in any event we will end up with an engineered system as we have bitten the apple. LDM On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:52:53 AM UTC, Christopher Preston wrote: > > An introductory blog piece about why intention makes a difference in > climate forcing. > > > https://plastocene.com/2018/02/20/philosopher-meets-meteorologist-to-talk-about-climate-engineering/ > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "geoengineering" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to geoengineering+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/geoengineering. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.