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 -- which can gradual the speed of worldwide warming by means of injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged in recent times as a really arguable know-how. And for sturdy cause: it incorporates unknown dangers and it might probably undermine commitments to retaining strength. 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 now have been utilizing know-how to change our surroundings for years. yet he is of the same opinion that there are huge concerns at stake. a number one scientist lengthy excited by weather switch, Keith deals no naïve suggestion for a simple repair to what's maybe the main difficult query of our time; weather engineering isn't any silver bullet. yet he argues that once a long time within which little or no development has been made in decreasing carbon emissions we needs to placed this expertise at the desk and view it responsibly. that does not suggest we'll set up it, and it does not imply that we will abandon efforts to minimize greenhouse gasoline emissions. yet we needs to comprehend absolutely what study should be performed and the way the expertise will be designed and used. This publication offers a transparent and available evaluate of what the prices and hazards will be, and the way weather engineering may perhaps healthy right into a better software for dealing with weather change.

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