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"We are as gods and ''have'' to get good at it," says Stewart Brand, the self-styled eco-pragmatist.<ref>''Whole Earth Discipline'' Atlantic Books, 2009</ref> Planet Craft, as he calls it, involves choosing among potential geo-engineering levers and pulleys, which could buy us some time to rethink our way of life before billions of homeless climate refugees change it for us. Actually, it's not a question of levers and pulleys; it's more aerosols in the upper atmosphere and making the clouds over the ocean shinier so that they reflect light and absorb less heat. Still, this is a classic Newtonian clockwork view of a universe that we can keep running smoothly with some judicious hacking of our planet's physics and governance.  
 
"We are as gods and ''have'' to get good at it," says Stewart Brand, the self-styled eco-pragmatist.<ref>''Whole Earth Discipline'' Atlantic Books, 2009</ref> Planet Craft, as he calls it, involves choosing among potential geo-engineering levers and pulleys, which could buy us some time to rethink our way of life before billions of homeless climate refugees change it for us. Actually, it's not a question of levers and pulleys; it's more aerosols in the upper atmosphere and making the clouds over the ocean shinier so that they reflect light and absorb less heat. Still, this is a classic Newtonian clockwork view of a universe that we can keep running smoothly with some judicious hacking of our planet's physics and governance.  
  

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