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Solar geoengineering and democracy

Abstract:

Some scientists suggest that it might be possible to reflect a portion of incoming sunlight back into space to reduce some of the impacts of climate change. Others argue that such solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering is inherently incompatible with democracy. We draw the following claims from articulations of this argument: (1) that SRM would stretch democratic institutions to the breaking point; (2) that it would preclude opting out, which is essential to democracy; (3) that it wo...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1162/glep_a_00466

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Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Environmental Politics Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
5-24
Publication date:
2018-06-28
Acceptance date:
2018-02-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1536-0091
ISSN:
1526-3800
Pubs id:
pubs:844030
URN:
uri:49912b45-2d32-4dd5-98dc-7ed854b4f1d0
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uuid:49912b45-2d32-4dd5-98dc-7ed854b4f1d0
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pubs:844030

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