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 -- that may gradual the velocity of world warming via injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged lately as a very arguable expertise. And for strong cause: it incorporates unknown hazards and it may well undermine commitments to protecting 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 have now been utilizing expertise to change the environment for years. yet he is of the same opinion that there are huge matters at stake. a number one scientist lengthy fascinated with weather swap, Keith deals no naïve inspiration for a simple repair to what's maybe the main hard query of our time; weather engineering isn't any silver bullet. yet he argues that when many years in which little or no growth has been made in decreasing carbon emissions we needs to positioned this expertise at the desk and examine it responsibly. that does not suggest we'll install it, and it does not imply that we will abandon efforts to lessen greenhouse gasoline emissions. yet we needs to comprehend totally what examine has to be performed and the way the know-how could be designed and used. This publication offers a transparent and available evaluation of what the prices and hazards could be, and the way weather engineering may perhaps healthy right into a higher application for coping with weather change.

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