The who, what, and wherefore of geoengineering governance

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    Abstract

    The potential of geoengineering to reverse global warming rapidly and cheaply makes it alluring to groups across the political spectrum. But geoengineering also poses significant risks and raises the specter of technology gone awry. This article analyzes the basic governance issues raised by geoengineering, including the possible functions, forms, objects and agents of governance. It then explores these issues by focusing on four scenarios of particular concern: inadequate research funding, premature rejection, unilateral individual action, and unilateral state action.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)539-551
    Number of pages13
    JournalClimatic Change
    Volume121
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Atmospheric Science

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