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The Desperation Argument for Geoengineering

  • Stephen M. Gardiner (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096512001424
  • Published online: 04 January 2013
Abstract

Geoengineering has been roughly defined as “the intentional manipulation of planetary systems at a global scale” (Keith 2000; Schelling 1996). This definition is neither as precise nor as informative as some would like. Nevertheless, we can fix ideas by focusing on the most prominent current proposal, which is to inject sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere to deflect incoming radiation and so cool the Earth's surface. This is a paradigm case: if anything counts as geoengineering, stratospheric sulfate injection (hereafter SSI) does.

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Paul Crutzen . 2006. “Albedo Enhancement by Stratospheric Sulphur Injections: A Contribution to Resolve a Policy Dilemma?Climatic Change 77: 211–19.

Stephen. M. Gardiner 2011. A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Challenge of Climate Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

David Keith . 2000. “Geoengineering: History and Prospect.” Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 25: 245–84.

John Nolt . 2011. “Greenhouse Gas Emission and the Domination of Posterity.” In The Ethics of Global Climate Change, ed. Denis Arnold. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thomas Schelling . 1996. “The Economic Diplomacy of Geoengineering.” Climatic Change 33: 303–07.

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