Cli­mate engineering

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Climate engineering, sometimes also referred to as geoengineering or climate intervention, is intentional, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system (Union of Concerned Scientists 2017). One reason to engage in climate engineering would be to counter anthropogenic climate change. The main techniques that could be used for climate engineering are carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation management.


Conn, Ariel (2019) Not Cool episode 6: Alan Robock on geoengineering, Future of Life Institute, September 17.

Open Philanthropy (2013) Geoengineering research, Open Philanthropy, July.

Open Philanthropy (2015) Governance of solar radiation management, Open Philanthropy, October.

Perry, Lucas (2020) Kelly Wanser on climate change as a possible existential threat, Future of Life Institute, September 30.

Union of Concerned Scientists (2017) What is climate engineering?, Union of Concerned Scientists, November 6.

Wiblin, Robert (2021) Kelly Wanser on whether to deliberately intervene in the climate, 80,000 Hours, March 26.

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