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From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00By Almuth Ernsting, Truthout | News Analysis
Touting "sci-fi climate solutions" - untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis - dangerously delays the day when we actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Last week, I took my son to Scotland's Museum of Flight. Its proudest exhibit: a Concorde. To me, it looked stunningly futuristic. "How old," remarked my son, looking at the confusing array of pre-digital controls in the cockpit. Watching the accompanying video - "Past Dreams of the Future" - it occurred to me that the story of the Concorde stands as a symbol for two of the biggest obstacles to addressing climate change....[continue reading at http://truth-out.org/news/item/28801-from-the-concorde-to-sci-fi-climate-solutions]