Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - Climatic changes - 39 pages
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The term ┐geoengineering┐ describes this array of technologies that aim, through large-scale and deliberate modifications of the Earth┐s energy balance, to reduce temperatures and counteract anthropogenic climate change. Most of these technologies are at the conceptual and research stages, and their effectiveness at reducing global temperatures has yet to be proven. Moreover, very few studies have been published that document the cost, environmental effects, sociopolitical impacts, and legal implications of geoengineering. Contents of this report: Intro.; Geoengineering Governance; Geoengineering Technologies; The Debate over the Methods of Oversight; The Debate over Oversight and Governmental Involvement; Conclusion. Illus.

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