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Title: The Risks and Efficacy of Solar Geoengineering

Abstract

Solar geoengineering may enable a significant reduction in climate risks by partially offsetting climate change due to increasing greenhouse gases, however this emerging technology entails novel risks and uncertainties along with serious challenges to global governance. I will attempt a rough summary of the physics of solar geoengineering and present recent findings regarding (a) the climate's response to radiative forcing by stratospheric aerosols, (b) methods of producing appropriate aerosol distributions, and (c) risks. In closing I will discuss the trade-off between solar geoengineering, emissions reductions and adaptation in climate policy.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1087449
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on December 5, 2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; RISK; EFFICACY; SOLAR; RADIATION

Citation Formats

Keith, David. The Risks and Efficacy of Solar Geoengineering. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Keith, David. The Risks and Efficacy of Solar Geoengineering. United States.
Keith, David. Wed . "The Risks and Efficacy of Solar Geoengineering". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087449.
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