The North–South Divide on Public Perceptions of Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering?: A Survey in Six Asia-Pacific Countries

@article{Sugiyama2020TheND,
  title={The North–South Divide on Public Perceptions of Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering?: A Survey in Six Asia-Pacific Countries},
  author={Masahiro Sugiyama and Shinichiro Asayama and Takanobu Kosugi},
  journal={Environmental Communication},
  year={2020},
  volume={14},
  pages={641 - 656}
}
ABSTRACT Solar radiation management (SRM) is a controversial technological proposal to deliberately cool the Earth for addressing climate change. Because of great concerns over global consequences of SRM deployment, an inclusive and global conversation is considered necessary for the governance of SRM. However, public perception research on SRM to date has been mostly limited to the Global North or Western democracy. Because social acceptability is crucial for SRM governance, such research must… 

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