Double catastrophe: intermittent stratospheric geoengineering induced by societal collapse

  title={Double catastrophe: intermittent stratospheric geoengineering induced by societal collapse},
  author={Seth D. Baum and Timothy M. Jr. Maher and Jacob D. Haqq-Misra},
  journal={Environment Systems \& Decisions},
Perceived failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has prompted interest in avoiding the harms of climate change via geoengineering, that is, the intentional manipulation of Earth system processes. Perhaps the most promising geoengineering technique is stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), which reflects incoming solar radiation, thereby lowering surface temperatures. This paper analyzes a scenario in which SAI brings great harm on its own. The scenario is based on the issue of SAI… Expand

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