My last post was about the Obama administration’s policy on geoengineering through the words of the president’s science adviser, John Holdren. After backlash resulting from Holdren’s comments, he reportledly had to reclarify that it was his own personal view that geoengineering should be considered, and not that of the administration.

If whatever Holdren says will be taken as a direct stance of the administration, maybe he will be forced into the role of 24/7 spokesman of the administration’s goals, without chance to promote his personal views. Although, shortly after the clarification, Holdren gave a talk at MIT describing his support for geoengineering as a policy option. An option.