Hamblin 9

third world objections to international environmental negotiations
track of hurricane
Nixon banned biological warfare, political posturing rather than focusing on more immediate practical issues (both environmental and nuclear weapons)

Weather control became part of this political game playing:

UN negotiations for a treaty to ban environmental warfare left out most practical military uses, but it was hard to draw that line

"A cosmetic treaty with large loopholes"
what environmental modification is temporary and what could cause long-term large-scale harm?
publicity about the treaty negotiations helped convince the public that human-caused environmental catastrophe was possible

environmental modification

catastrophic environmentalism--

background philosophical issue: do humans now have the power to modify the earth's environment in fundamental ways?