Philip S. Wenz

Great tech hope will not solve climate change

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could ignore the root causes of our problems and rely on technological wizardry to fix them?

For example, what if you smoked and developed a persistent cough? You could decide to stop smoking and get a medical checkup. Or you could say, “Some big scientific breakthrough will probably banish cancer...

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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