By David Keith

ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Climate engineering -- which can gradual the speed of worldwide warming through injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged in recent times as a very debatable expertise. And for reliable cause: it incorporates unknown dangers and it may well undermine commitments to retaining strength. a few critics additionally view it as an immoral human breach of the wildlife. The latter objection, David Keith argues in A Scientist's Case for weather Engineering, is groundless; we've got been utilizing know-how to change the environment for years. yet he concurs that there are huge concerns at stake. a number one scientist lengthy fascinated with weather swap, Keith bargains no naïve idea for a simple repair to what's maybe the main tough query of our time; weather engineering is not any silver bullet. yet he argues that when a long time in which little or no growth has been made in decreasing carbon emissions we needs to positioned this expertise at the desk and think about it responsibly. that does not suggest we'll installation it, and it doesn't suggest that we will abandon efforts to lessen greenhouse fuel emissions. yet we needs to comprehend absolutely what learn has to be performed and the way the expertise may be designed and used. This ebook offers a transparent and obtainable evaluation of what the prices and dangers may be, and the way weather engineering may healthy right into a better application for dealing with weather change.

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