The emergency is the disease, not the symptom: Geoengineering and COVID (video)

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Interviewed on March 27, 2020, ETC Group’s Gopal Dayaneni describes the use of “climate emergency” framing to justify geoengineering, and how our political imagination will determine the outcome. Gopal’s commentary is in response to a question about the climate emergency framing, and how it is being used to justify previously unthinkable and unproven geoengineering methods. There are many other parallels between COVID-19 and geoengineering to be explored, including the way they deepen global inequality by increasing mortality of countries that have been kept in poverty and which have been prevented from developing public health infrastructure.