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By Wil C. G. Burns, Andrew L. Strauss

The foreign neighborhood isn't really taking the motion essential to stay away from harmful raises in greenhouse gases. dealing with a almost certainly bleak destiny, the query that confronts humanity is whether or not the simplest of undesirable possible choices will be to counter worldwide warming via human-engineered weather interventions. during this ebook, 11 admired gurus on weather switch examine the felony, coverage and philosophical matters offered by means of geoengineering. The booklet asks: while, if ever, are judgements to embark on in all probability dicy weather amendment initiatives justified? If such judgements may be justified, in an international with out a critical governing authority, who should still authorize such initiatives and via what ethical and felony correct? If states or deepest actors adopt geoengineering ventures absent the blessing of the foreign neighborhood, what recourse do the remainder of us have?

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Advocates often claim that the potential for emergency puts geoengineering back on the table, but similar arguments might be offered in favor of other strategies not currently being considered, such as drastic cutbacks in consumption, serious population measures, and so on. I am not advocating such measures. Instead, my point is that most “portfolios” are far from comprehensive, and ethical judgments are already involved in determining their content. 46 5. Conclusion This chapter distinguishes two questions as central to the ethics of geoengineering.

These ideas were illustrated through two examples, one abstract (Agent 1), and one more concrete (Wayne’s folly). Although both examples were extreme and idealized, even the imperfect analogies provide reasons for concern about our current predicament with geoengineering. Ethically serious discussion of geoengineering should confront such worries, rather than hide behind overly simplistic appeals to moral emergency. ” Acknowledgments This chapter significantly extends one part of an argument originally offered in Stephen M.

6 Are We Not Already Advocating for a “Portfolio” Approach? Some may complain that this response goes too far in suggesting an analogy between Wayne’s $10 and current calls for geoengineering research. In practice, they will say, most scientific reports suggest that geoengineering research should be pursued alongside substantial mitigation and adaptation, as part of a “portfolio” approach. 44 I am not so sure. First (as I have just suggested), we have to be concerned not just about how geoengineering is being advocated by scientists, but also about how such arguments are likely to be received and acted on.

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