Geoengineering and Hearsay Culture
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by David Levine for Hearsay Culture, an internet radio show produced through the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University. It was a lengthy, wide-ranging discussion, ostensibly about geoengineering but wandering off into various issues of environmentalism and politics. It was quite satisfying to have such a long stretch to talk and think; most of the radio interviews I've done have been 5-15 minutes.
You can tell that I'm thinking as I speak, as there's quite a bit of the editing-on-the-fly that one tends to do in such circumstances. This wasn't a polished speech; I was really trying to engage with what David asked. Here's how David described the conversation:
The second show, Show 133, February 22 is my interview with Jamais Cascio, discussing Hacking the Earth. Jamais' work is among the most readable and insightful books on climate change that I have read. Jamais' focus is on geo-engineering, hence the title. We spent the hour discussing the myths and realities of geo-engineering and its ability to address the massive consequences of global climate change. Given the recent (and ongoing) tragic events in Japan, this conversation could not be more timely. I very much enjoyed the conversation.