Geoengineering is a class of interventions against climate change that are deployed on a large scale by their nature.

Solar geoengineering

Argument for delaying solar geoengineering research.1

  1. Solar geoengineering is not feasible for the next few decades.
  • Solar geoengineering poses major governance challenges.
  • These governance challenges are only likely to be overcome in at least 50 years’ time.
  1. Solar geoengineering research is a moral hazard, and research might uncover dangerous weather manipulation methods.

  2. Given this risk and given that we can delay research without obvious costs, there is a good case for delaying solar geoengineering research at least for a few decades.

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