This is the vision of a future society the left can carry forward: one where we enjoy the aesthetic, spiritual and educational benefits of preserving natural areas, retain and enhance our ability to live free of physical needs, and increase democratic control over the land upon which we all rely for life.
Is it sensible to try and steer geoengineering in an attempt to rectify capitalism’s scars on the biosphere? In a word: yes.
We do not have the luxury of turning away from policies that have been usurped by corporate interest-- rather, it is our job to diligently and carefully reconstruct those policies so they can become effective parts of a just climate movement.
Instead of expecting rural folks to immediately sign onto our platform or write them off forever, we need to work on building trust, fighting for resources, and appealing to the values most important to them.