Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management

By: Christopher J. Preston (editor)Paperback

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Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management is a wide-ranging and expert analysis of the ethics of the intentional management of solar radiation. This book will be a useful tool for policy-makers, a provocation for ethicists, and an eye-opening analysis for both the scientist and the general reader with interest in climate change.

About Author

Christopher J. Preston is an Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics at the University of Montana. He is the author of Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston, III (Trinity University Press, 2009) and Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place (University of Georgia Press, 2003), an edited collection of essays titled Nature Value, and Duty: Life on Earth with Holmes Rolston, III (Springer, 2007), and a special issue of the journal Ethics and the Environment on the "Epistemic Significance of Place."


Introduction: The Extraordinary Ethics of Solar Radiation Management Christopher J. Preston Part I. Present and Future Generations Chapter 1: Geoengineering, Solidarity, and Moral Risk Marion Hourdequin Chapter 2: Might Solar Radiation Management Constitute a Dilemma? Konrad Ott Chapter 3: Domination and the Ethics of Solar Radiation Management Patrick Taylor Smith Part II. Marginalized, Vulnerable, and Voiceless Populations Chapter 4: Indigenous Peoples, Solar Radiation Management, and Consent Kyle Powys Whyte Chapter 5: Solar Radiation Management and Vulnerable Populations: The Moral Deficit and its Prospects Christopher J. Preston Chapter 6: Solar Radiation Management and Non-human Species Ronald Sandler Part III. Moral Hazards and Hidden Benefits Chapter 7: The World That Would Have Been: Moral Hazard Arguments Against Geoengineering Ben Hale Chapter 8: Climate Remediation to Address Social Development Challenges: Going Beyond Cost Benefit and Risk Approaches to Assessing Solar Radiation Management Holly Jean Buck Part IV. Ethics of Framing and Rhetoric Chapter 9: Insurance Policy or Technological Fix: The Ethical Implications of Framing Solar Radiation Management Dane Scott Chapter 10: Public Concerns About the Ethics of Solar Radiation Management Wylie Carr, Ashley Mercer, and Clare Palmer Part V. The Cultural Milieu Chapter 11: The Setting of the Scene: Technological Fixes and the Design of the Good Life Albert Borgmann Chapter 12: Between Babel and Pelagius: Religion, Theology, and Geoengineering Forrest Clingerman Chapter 13: Making Climates: Solar Radiation Management and the Ethics of Fabrication" by Maia Galarraga and Bronislaw Szerszynski

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739190548
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9780739190548
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0739190547

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