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Calculating the Incalculable: Is SAI the Lesser of Two Evils?

| December 2017
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Mike Hulme responds to Christopher J. Preston, questioning whether it is possible to determine and quantify climate harms and to distinguish forensically between their causes.

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Climate Engineering and the Playing God Critique

| September 2017
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The “playing God” critique charges that humans should not undertake to control nature in ways that overstep the proper scope of human agency. In this article, Laura M. Hartman explores the way this critique is used with respect to geoengineering, and concludes that climate interventions should be based on contextual awareness and responsive, communal responsibility.

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The Costs of Solar Geoengineering

The Costs of Solar Geoengineering

| July 2017
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While Harvard’s research program could help us to better understand solar geoengineering, they should be careful not to oversell their program at the cost of broader climate action. Likewise, we should be careful not to think their program provides an excuse to avoid rapidly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Climate Change: A Test of American Leadership

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Climate Change: A Test of American Leadership

| August 2016
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Climate change is urgent, and it commands a moral dimension. The dry, strategic terminology about competition, conflict and instability shrouds a terrible toll of simple human suffering. At the top of the economic pile, upper-income societies will likely pay a greater share of their wealth for food; marginal societies will go without.

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