C2G2: Vatican Seminar on the Governance of Geoengineering

"Faith communities, with their values-based approach, as well as philosophers, social scientists and lawyers, will have to enter into the debate. Imagine, in the not-distant future, that one single State started the dispersal of aerosols in the atmosphere as a means of solar radiation management. This is a terrifying idea. Who has the necessary wisdom and the necessary scientific knowledge to take such a momentous decision? Who has the right to do so? Who will decide about the “quantity” (optimal desired impact on the temperature), or bear the responsibility for unintended negative consequences?"


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