By Wil C. G. Burns, Andrew L. Strauss
The foreign neighborhood isn't taking the motion essential to avoid risky raises in greenhouse gases. dealing with a probably bleak destiny, the query that confronts humanity is whether or not the easiest of undesirable choices might be to counter international warming via human-engineered weather interventions. during this booklet, 11 famous specialists on weather swap ponder the criminal, coverage and philosophical concerns offered by means of geoengineering. The publication asks: while, if ever, are judgements to embark on in all probability dicy weather amendment tasks justified? If such judgements should be justified, in a global and not using a vital governing authority, who may still authorize such tasks and through what ethical and felony correct? If states or deepest actors adopt geoengineering ventures absent the blessing of the foreign group, what recourse do the remainder of us have?
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2 On criticism of Crutzen, see Mark Lawrence, The Geoengineering Dilemma: To Speak or Not to Speak, 77 Climatic Change, 245–48 (2006). 1 39 40 Hamilton worst-case scenario of the early 2000s, any challenge to the primacy of economic growth is strictly excluded from the official agenda. 3 Recourse to more and bigger technologies to solve perhaps the most severe threat that modern society has ever faced vitiates any serious reflection on the deeper reasons for humanity’s inability to respond to the threat posed by carbon emissions.
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Climate Change Geoengineering : Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks by Wil C. G. Burns, Andrew L. Strauss