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The Strategic Value of Geoengineering Research

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Global Environmental Change

Part of the book series: Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution ((EGEP,volume 1))


Deployment of geoengineering technology should engender serious caution, but geoengineering research would engender a strategic effect on the climate change problem in general. First, the thought that scientists should research geongineering because the world might need it could help society develop an appreciation of the seriousness of the climate change problem. Second, conceptualizing geoengineering through research promotes conceptualizing a sorely needed technical strategy for climate change. Finally, geoengineering research will have a strategic benefit for climate science because the scientific issues that arise for geoengineering bring into focus the very issues that plague climate science in general.

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Correspondence to Jane C. S. Long .

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Long, J.C.S., Shepherd, J.G. (2014). The Strategic Value of Geoengineering Research. In: Freedman, B. (eds) Global Environmental Change. Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution, vol 1. Springer, Dordrecht.

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