VIP at the Vulcanoscopy

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    A fantasy based on Stewart Brand's talk last night at the RSA: in order to engineer global cooling, the UN sanctions a limited number of controlled volcano explosions over the next 15years.

    These 'vulcanoscopies' as they become known, are scheduled and anticipated with the levels of interest seen in the moonshots of the 1960s, or eclipses. Spectator positions at the minimum safe distance are sold for thousands of euros, and the televised spectacle is one that unites humanity.

    A limited number of millionaire thrillseekers pay to be placed in padded buckminster-fullerene pods that are blasted into the stratosphere by the explosion.

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