Geoengineering and global warming: a strategic perspective

  title={Geoengineering and global warming: a strategic perspective},
  author={Johannes Urpelainen},
  journal={International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics},
  • Johannes Urpelainen
  • Published 10 February 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
If major emitters fail to mitigate global warming, they may have to resort to geoengineering techniques that deflect sunlight from planet Earth and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In this article, I develop a strategic theory of geoengineering. I emphasize two key features of geoengineering. First, whereas emissions reductions can be mandated now, geoengineering techniques are only available in the future. Second, major powers can unilaterally implement geoengineering projects that… 

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