Download PDF by David Keith: A Case for Climate Engineering (Boston Review Books)

By David Keith

ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Climate engineering -- that could gradual the speed of worldwide warming by way of injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged lately as a really debatable expertise. And for sturdy cause: it consists of unknown dangers and it can undermine commitments to protecting 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 now have been utilizing know-how to change the environment for years. yet he has the same opinion that there are huge concerns at stake. a number one scientist lengthy serious about weather switch, Keith bargains no naïve thought for a simple repair to what's possibly the main demanding query of our time; weather engineering is not any silver bullet. yet he argues that once many years within which little or no development has been made in lowering carbon emissions we needs to placed this expertise at the desk and examine it responsibly. that does not suggest we are going to install it, and it does not imply that we will be able to abandon efforts to minimize greenhouse fuel emissions. yet we needs to comprehend absolutely what study should be performed and the way the know-how may be designed and used. This publication offers a transparent and obtainable assessment of what the prices and hazards could be, and the way weather engineering may healthy right into a greater software for dealing with weather change.

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