Castree, Hulme and Proctor (Eds) (2018) Companion to Environmental Studies, Routledge
6 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020
Date Written: 1 1, 2018
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
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