“Geoengineering, or “ecohacking” — using science to change the environment on a vast scale — could become a reality faster than you think.” This is not the first time it has been explored. Meterologist Harry Wexler predicted ecohacking in a 1962 lecture. “He pointed out that any intervention with the Earth’s heat budget could cause a change in the downstream flow and the climatic systems and weather patterns,” says [Colby science, technology and society professor] Fleming. “He gave serious lectures about the possible inadvertent damage we might do.”