The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management

Posted: 28 de May de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in News

Interest in the idea of deliberately altering the climate in order to
mitigate the worst effects of global warming has recently accelerated
dramatically.  It is widely acknowledged that the ethical dimensions
of geoengineering – rather than the scientific or technical ones – may
determine whether or not to proceed.  This is the second call for
papers for an anthology that will clearly and insightfully articulate
the ethical territory surrounding solar radiation management.

Topics being sought for the anthology include risk, precaution, and
uncertainty; social, procedural, and environmental justice; the moral
hazard and the technological fix; public trust in science;
environmental ethics; privatization and vested interests; gender; the
natural and the artificial: public participation; vulnerable
populations; and other topics.  We are requesting 4000-8000 word
original contributions (single-authored or co-authored).

This will be a scholarly anthology. However, given the
interdisciplinary nature of the issues, we ask that you write in a
style suitable for an engaged and multi-disciplinary audience.

Please contact Christopher Preston (
if you are interested in contributing.  If you have colleagues or
friends also interested in these topics, please let them know about
the anthology and/or pass their names on to Christopher.

Abstracts invited by June 20th.  The deadline for submission is August
30st, 2011.


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