Tuesday, 25 October 2011

'Public support for geoengineering research'

An interesting article out today, published by David Keith, suggests strong support for geoengineering research.


This is a continuing theme, following from IAPGs efforts, that suggest most people are comfortable with, even support of,  research but alarmed about deployment.


I count myself amongst that group.


One interesting result is that (from the BBC)...'The majority of respondents, the researchers added, were also inclined to say that the use of SRM technologies was an "easy way out" of continuing to burn fossil fuels and did not offer a long-term solution.'

I'm not sure I agree with that - SRM, to me, does not look at all like an easy option. Maybe the respondents think 'easy to implement' whereas I am thinking about it being easy to make safe.

In the interests of being even handed, David himself is not at all convinced by the tethered balloon technology or the trial.

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=16791 (and subsequent article, also by Michael, in the New Scientist).

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