What is the danger that a “rogue nation” might unilaterally attempt geoengineering and change the climate without asking?
If geoengineering were as easy as some people claim, if it only took a few planes, maybe someone could do that, but in reality it’s a huge scheme. If you mean a nation like Iran, they don’t have the resources to do anything like this. It would take a big nation like the U.S., or the European Union. Maybe Russia, China or India. Some of these countries already do local and regional weather modification. During the Beijing Olympics, for example, the Chinese seeded the clouds to try and wash pollution out of the air. Russia uses weather modification to coax snow to fall outside of major cities. But for a single nation to take on global geoengineering could be an act of aggression. It would violate international treaties. Then again, if we had a means of fixing the climate, then is doing nothing also an immoral act? Assuming someone could get past all the logistical hurdles such as using planes that don’t yet exist, would geoengineering work? People argue that it’s very doable, and there’s