Geoengineering

Castree, Hulme and Proctor (Eds) (2018) Companion to Environmental Studies, Routledge

6 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020

Date Written: 1 1, 2018

Abstract

Geoengineering means deliberately manipulating the earth’s climate in order to counteract climate change. It is little more than a set of ideas. There is little in the way of technological development. However, proposals such as the spreading of sulphate particles in the stratosphere are now starting to be taken seriously by climate scientists. Geoengineering would mean humanity taking responsibility for planetary climate control. It raises huge questions that relate to technological feasibility and unintended climatic consequences, as well as the ethics and politics of pursuing a technological fix for climate change.

Keywords: Geoengineering, geography, Science and technology studies

Suggested Citation

Stilgoe, Jack, Geoengineering (1 1, 2018). Castree, Hulme and Proctor (Eds) (2018) Companion to Environmental Studies, Routledge , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3716919 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3716919

Jack Stilgoe (Contact Author)

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
18
Abstract Views
148
PlumX Metrics