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Download e-book for iPad: A Case for Climate Engineering (Boston Review Books) by David Keith

By David Keith

ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Climate engineering -- which can gradual the velocity of world warming by means of injecting reflective debris into the higher surroundings -- has emerged lately as a really arguable know-how. And for strong cause: it contains unknown dangers and it will possibly undermine commitments to keeping 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've got been utilizing know-how to change the environment for years. yet he is of the same opinion that there are huge concerns at stake. a number one scientist lengthy serious about weather swap, Keith deals no naïve inspiration for a simple repair to what's possibly the main difficult query of our time; weather engineering isn't any silver bullet. yet he argues that when many years in which little or no development has been made in lowering carbon emissions we needs to positioned this know-how at the desk and examine it responsibly. that does not suggest we'll install it, and it does not imply that we will be able to abandon efforts to minimize greenhouse gasoline emissions. yet we needs to comprehend totally what examine has to be performed and the way the expertise may be designed and used. This ebook offers a transparent and available evaluation of what the prices and hazards will be, and the way weather engineering could healthy right into a better software for coping with weather change.

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