The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering

  • Simon Nicholson


Over the last handful of years, a set of radical ideas that have long been confined to the fringes of climate change discussions have begun to edge toward center stage. The ideas are known collectively as geoengineering proposals—sweeping technological schemes designed to counteract the effects of planetary warming. (See Box 29–1 for a full definition.)1


Solar Radiation Management Sulfate Particle Carbon Dioxide Removal Tackle Climate Change Stratospheric Sulfur 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Nicholson
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  1. 1.School of International Service at American University in WashingtonWashingtonUSA

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