The Debate: Geoengineering Steps Onto Center Stage

Author
Shuchi Talati - Union of Concerned Scientists
Robert A. James - PIllsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Wil Burns - American University Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy
Current Issue
Volume
37
Issue
3
The Debate: Geoengineering Steps Onto Center Stage

Climate geoengineering was once the province only of a few radical scientists gaming worst-case scenarios. Today, it is a dynamic and rapidly emerging suite of potential responses to climate change. Indeed, deliberate interference in the atmosphere has become a credible option as a consequence of the catastrophic implications of a warmer world. But what are the legal frameworks governing research into geoengineering — and what is the best policy to manage global deployment?