The Tuvalu Syndrome

  title={The Tuvalu Syndrome},
  author={A. Millard-Ball},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • A. Millard-Ball
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Climatic Change
  • Geoengineering research has historically been inhibited by fears that the perceived availability of a technological fix for climate change, such as the deployment of space-based deflectors, may undermine greenhouse gas abatement efforts. I develop a game theoretic model to show that the credible threat of unilateral geoengineering may instead strengthen global abatement and lead to a self-enforcing climate treaty with full participation. A ‘rogue nation’ may wish to unilaterally geoengineer if… CONTINUE READING
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