Governing the termination problem in solar radiation management

  title={Governing the termination problem in solar radiation management},
  author={Florian Rabitz},
  journal={Environmental Politics},
  pages={502 - 522}
  • F. Rabitz
  • Published 19 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Politics
ABSTRACT Technologies for Solar Radiation Management (SRM) could limit global warming by manipulating the Earth’s radiation balance. A major objection to SRM is the termination problem: the catastrophic consequences that are likely to result from its sudden discontinuation. The termination problem limits the reversibility of policy choices and poses the risk of inadvertent or enforced program collapse. It is often considered a major impediment to the governability of SRM. In a first attempt to… 

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