Every time I want to call someone, I'd have to do that.
Wouldn't you eventually, you know, remember the phone number?
ETC group supports the adoption of a moratorium on geoengineering following the draft decisions recommended by SBSTTA 14, and emphasizes that if any exception is made for research, it must be clearly confined to laboratory research and computer modeling and that all in-situ (real world) experiments fall under the moratorium.
The application of the precautionary principle via a moratorium on geoengineering deployment and experiments in the field is the most fundamental step that the Parties to the CBD should take in order to ensure the protection of biological diversity from the potential dangers posed by these technologies
ETC's justification is that any real-world research would either be A) on such a large scale that it would be the same as the "real thing," or B) too small to reveal potential downsides.
We don't know who it was that discovered water, but we're pretty sure that it wasn't a fish. -- Marshall McLuhan