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Case for Climate Engineering

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ISBN-10: 0262019825

ISBN-13: 9780262019828

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Keith, Deborah Chasman

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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…    
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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.