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The Ethics of Climate Engineering: Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice

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2017.12.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Toby Svoboda, The Ethics of Climate Engineering: Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice, Routledge, 2017, 176pp., $140.00, ISBN 9781138204836. Reviewed by Corey Katz, The Ohio State University Solar radiation management (SRM) names a suite of large-scale, intentional climate engineering techniques whose purpose is to reflect a small proportion of incoming solar radiation back into space. This leads to less solar energy entering or remaining in the atmosphere, which in turn leads to a decrease in global average temperature. Much attention has focused, for example, on the possibility of emitting reflective sulfate aerosols into the atmosphere that would artificially cool the planet. While the technology is still in the research stage, SRM has the potential to both relatively quickly and comparatively cheaply lessen or halt global warming. This has made its deployment both attractive and. . .

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