Solar Geoengineering – Solar Geoengineering at a Standstill? (Global Policy)

Solar Geoengineering at a Standstill?

Joshua B. Horton

Solar geoengineering (or solar radiation modification)—the idea of reflecting small amounts of incoming sunlight back to space to partially offset climate change—occupies an unusual position in the global governance landscape.  On the one hand, the technology sparks opposition and outrage, ignites calls for global bans or placing it under international control, and is regarded by some as an existential threat to humanity.  On the other hand, it has barely been researched, has limited commercial prospects or potential for military application, and has been ignored by almost all states and international institutions.

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