A critical examination of the climate engineering moral hazard and risk compensation concern

  title={A critical examination of the climate engineering moral hazard and risk compensation concern},
  author={Jesse L. Reynolds},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={174 - 191}
The widespread concern that research into and potential implementation of climate engineering would reduce mitigation and adaptation is critically examined. First, empirical evidence of such moral hazard or risk compensation in general is inconclusive, and the empirical evidence to date in the case of climate engineering indicates that the reverse may occur. Second, basic economics of substitutes shows that reducing mitigation in response to climate engineering implementation could provide net… 

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