conference paper: An analysis of the connection between climate change, technological solutions and potential disaster management: the contribution of geoengineering research
Conference paper form the Online Climate Conference 2011. Critical approach to discourse and economy of CE.
"In this article, the author uses a critical political economy approach to provide a basic topology of the current state of geoengineering research, funding and testing. The central argument, in this piece, is that the material and discursive monopolization of geoengineering research and discussion by elite groups – political, economic and scientific-technological – has led to the marginalization of the public from this debate and has presented a distorted view of its (geoengineering’s) need. Its connection to the main theme of this conference is located in the very clear nexus between climate change, the potentially disasterous outcomes of increased global warming and an examination of the potentially equally dangerous consequences of technologically-intensive solutions (like geoengineering) that do not address but disregard the core problem: overconsumption based a resource-extractive and energy-intensive economic system."