The belief that ‘fixing’ global heating through the application of geoenginering technologies is possible, even desirable, is yet to register fully with most people outside of the professional climate research and policy arena. Nonetheless, under the radar, the approach is continuing to gain ground and, in some circles at least, a degree of respectability. But for others the whole notion of trying to engineer the climate to sort out the unwitting mess of global heating is the thin end of a very dangerous wedge. What can be done to raise awareness of the dilemmas and dangers facing us?
Presentation by Prof Bill McGuire, University College London, at the SGR conference Transition Now
4 November 2020
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