Governing Climate Engineering By Unpacking Underlying Assumptions
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Raffael Himmelsbach is the coordinator for responsible research and innovation at the Centre for Digital Life Norway. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne in 2014, followed by postdoc appointments at Linköping University and Aarhus University. His academic expertise focuses on scientific governance, the role of expert advice in public policy, and participatory management of natural resources. His research has addressed the topics of greenhouse gas emission reduction, climate engineering, stem cell research,   fiscal policy, and natural resource management.

                       

Governing Climate Engineering By Unpacking Underlying Assumptions

Against normalizing unexamined assumptions about climate futures. How should humanity deal with the suggestion that technology holds the answer to the contemporary climate crisis? There is some urgency to this question since proposals to technically alter the Earth’s climate system have received sustained attention both in the scientific community and in popular debate. Climate engineering, also known as geo-engineering, is an umbrella term to describe technological interventions to reduce the greenhouse effect; one approach would reduce the amount of solar...

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