What counts as knowledge? This new book on the history of weather and climate engineering triggered a 2009 invitation from the US House Committee on Science and Technology to present testimony and answer questions. Now the US General Accountability Office has asked for my input to a study of climate change response strategies. History should inform sound public policy, and this is an example in which “history matters” to more than just historians.
Study the past. Without history, technocrats with nothing more than current “best science” perspectives will be running the show and trying to “fix the sky” with some very heavy-handed techniques.