Download e-book for kindle: A Case for Climate Engineering (Boston Review Books) by David Keith

By David Keith

ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Climate engineering -- that may sluggish the velocity of world warming by means of injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged lately as a very debatable expertise. And for solid cause: it contains unknown hazards and it may possibly undermine commitments to protecting power. a few critics additionally view it as an immoral human breach of the flora and fauna. The latter objection, David Keith argues in A Scientist's Case for weather Engineering, is groundless; we have now been utilizing know-how to change our surroundings for years. yet he concurs that there are huge matters at stake. a number one scientist lengthy excited by weather swap, Keith bargains no naïve idea for a simple repair to what's probably the main tough query of our time; weather engineering is not any silver bullet. yet he argues that when many years in which little or no development has been made in lowering carbon emissions we needs to placed this know-how at the desk and view it responsibly. that does not suggest we are going to installation it, and it doesn't suggest that we will abandon efforts to minimize greenhouse gasoline emissions. yet we needs to comprehend totally what study has to be performed and the way the know-how can be designed and used. This publication offers a transparent and obtainable assessment of what the prices and hazards can be, and the way weather engineering may perhaps healthy right into a greater software for handling weather change.

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