| by Anna Marie Tremonti

The CBC Radio podcast The Current included Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming in a Feb. 20 discussion titled “Can a $500 billion geoengineering project save the Arctic from melting?” In response to this particular project, Fleming told host Anna Marie Tremonti “I think we should study this but we shouldn’t do it,” because “climate models are not predictive. They won’t tell us what’s going to happen in the Arctic if we tinker with it,” he said. The lesson from history, Fleming argues, is that “this is not management. This is tinkering.”