Pandora’s Toolbox

Pandora's Toolbox

Now, in addition to rampant inflation, a never-ending pandemic, and an imminent world war, climate change is unleashing its fury on the world. Can anything be done to stop it? If so, will the world’s governments cooperate long enough to affect change? Two possible answers fill Pandora’s Toolbox: carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation management.

Pandora’s Toolbox is a dark look into humanity’s near future. You know a book is bleak when this was the most positive quote I could find:

“I would still put advanced artificial intelligence, designed pathogens, and most especially nuclear weapons ahead of climate change as an existential threat to the entire species.“

If you enjoy (unfortunately) real science presented from a pessimistic point of view, this book may be for you. It was just depressing for me. 3 stars.

Thanks to Cambridge University Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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