Case for Climate Engineering

ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Keith

List price: $17.95 Buy it from $2.06
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Climate engineering -- which could slow the pace of global warming by injectingreflective particles into the upper atmosphere -- has emerged in recent years as an extremelycontroversial technology. And for good reason: it carries unknown risks and it may underminecommitments to conserving energy. Some critics also view it as an immoral human breach of thenatural world. The latter objection, David Keith argues in A Scientist's Case for ClimateEngineering, is groundless; we have been using technology to alter our environment foryears. But he agrees that there are large issues at stake. A leading scientistlong concerned about climate change, Keith offers no naïve proposal for an easy fix to what isperhaps the most challenging question of our time; climate engineering is no silver bullet. But heargues that after decades during which very little progress has been made in reducing carbonemissions we must put this technology on the table and consider it responsibly. That doesn't mean wewill deploy it, and it doesn't mean that we can abandon efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.But we must understand fully what research needs to be done and how the technology might be designedand used. This book provides a clear and accessible overview of what the costs and risks might be,and how climate engineering might fit into a larger program for managing climate change.
Used Starting from $2.34
New Starting from $15.50
eBooks Starting from $17.99
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/20/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy for twenty years. He is currently the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.