Some Early Ethics of Geoengineering the Climate: A Commentary on the Values of the Royal Society Report
AbstractThe Royal Society's landmark report on geoengineering is predicated on a particular account of the context and rationale for intentional manipulation of the climate system, and this ethical framework probably explains many of the Society's conclusions. Critical reflection on the report's values is useful for understanding disagreements within and about geoengineering policy, and also for identifying questions for early ethical analysis. Topics discussed include the moral hazard argument, governance, the ethical status of geoengineering under different rationales, the implications of understanding geoengineering as a consequence of wider moral failure, and ethical resistance to invasive interventions in environmental systems.
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Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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Intentional climate change; political legitimacy; justice; solar radiation management; carbon dioxide removal;
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