The Desperation Argument for Geoengineering
University of Washington, Seattle
November 1, 2012
PS: Political Science and Politics, 2012
Some argue that geoengineering by desperate nations would be justified, and that the developed nations ought to aid them through research on how to do it. In this paper, I explore two interpretations of such arguments and find them wanting. I also argue that, whether or not geoengineering by the desperate would be justified, focusing on justification alone obscures important aspects of the ethics of geoengineering.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: solar radiation management, ethics and geoengineering, self-defense, consent, domination
Date posted: December 2, 2012