Geoengineering the Climate: An Overview
Article from: OGEL 3 (2012), in OGEL Ten Years Special Issue: Internationalisation of Energy Law
Although geoengineering refers to numerous methods of offsetting climate change, including the removal of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere, it is most commonly applied to an approach known as shortwave radiation management (SRM). Advocates for geoengineering make no claims to its being a comprehensive solution toward climate change, forestalling criticism that it is merely a way to avoid reducing fossil fuel dependence. Instead, they present it as a means by which to slow warming and prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference, while exploring the commercial ...