Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hack the Planet?  Geoengineering Research, Ethics, Governance Explored

A conceptualized image of a wind-powered, remotely controlled ship that could seed clouds over the ocean to deflect sunlight. (Credit: John MacNeill) Click to enlarge.
Hacking Earth's climate to counteract global warming -- a subject that elicits strong reactions from both sides -- is the topic of a December special issue of the journal Climatic Change.  A dozen research papers include the most detailed description yet of the proposed Oxford Principles to govern geoengineering research, as well as surveys on the technical hurdles, ethics and regulatory issues related to deliberately manipulating the planet's climate.

Hack the Planet? Geoengineering Research, Ethics, Governance Explored

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