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6 ways billionaires try to play God on climate

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, billionaires are playing God. They’re backing new geoengineering investments scarier plots than new weapons in James Bond’s “Skyfall.” Yes weapons: Foreign Policy warns they’re “Playing God.” Stanford Social Innovation Review calls “Climate Science a Culture War.” And the Guardian reports billionaire “Bill Gates backs climate scientists lobbying for large-scale geoengineering.” Yes war on Earth: Plans to dump millions of tons of sulphur high in the sky. Sure sounds like a diabolical terrorist plot. Megarisks with unintended, terminal and irreversible consequences, a hot plot ripe for a future “007” film. But be warned: billionaire investors see geoengineering as the solution to the threat of climate change. Geoengineering: new Big Oil trick to protect profits But the reality is, geoengineering is a smokescreen, a strategic diversion by Big Oil to protect its $150 billion in annual profits. Yes, they’re perpetuating their myth: “Climate Science is …

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