Technological fixes has already been ground down to a fine paste in this class. If anybody in this class still thinks that technological fixes are the answer to all problems, I would ask if they have actually done the reading. Techno Fixes are a cheap temporary solution to real long term problems. Instead of just stopping the actions that are hurting us and the planet we try to pad it with science. There are many technological solutions being worked on right now from large scale project of collecting oil from the ocean down to the smallest projects of microbes that eat plastic. These are still just bandaids for amputated limb. We produce more than we can clean up and as long as that is true it will always be a losing battle. If the technological solution starts a cultural change that eliminates the dangerous cycles in our society then it might make a change. If it can be done in the time that we need it to be done will remain to be seen. It takes government regulations to force everyone on the same page regardless of personal feeling.
The idea that anything is too new to be reliable is laughable, either it is verifiable and objective or it is not, science is as simple and complicated as that. Either you do the tests and you have proof and it is repeatable or you are full of your own opinion. Professor Tyndall did the science but unfortunately he and his wife died before publishing. “This was the first experimental confirmation of what is now known as the greenhouse effect.” (Reidy pg13) The science is there people just need to be educated on it. If there is any techno fix that could be done it would be to upload information into everyone’s head at the same time. It is very frustrating for people to be so stupid. They should do the science themselves, read the published articles, or like Henry Higgins said to keep their opinions to their health and the weather.