There’s a lot of talk about geoengineering lately, specifically around climate change. We can just send up space mirrors or seed the atmosphere with sulfur or some such, right? Then we can just keep on keepin’ on.

Sprol has a great post on a huge geoengineering project that didn’t turn out quite as well as its engineers had hoped: tire reefs.

There’s a lesson here, methinks. Turns out nature’s pretty complicated, and you’re better of adjusting yourself to it than trying to adjust it to you.

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