James Lovelock — English Scientist born on July 26, 1919,

James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS,PhD is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Devon, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system... (wikipedia)

I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.
Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America, but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution.
An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.
We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.