Grunwald, Armin (2016): Technology to Combat Climate Change: the Hermeneutic Dimension of Climate Engineering
Grunwald, Armin (2016): Technology to Combat Climate Change: the Hermeneutic Dimension of Climate Engineering; In: The hermeneutic side of responsible research and innovation. London: ISTE, Ltd.; Wiley. (chapter 8)
"The example of climate engineering, which has been an object of discussion for several years, refers to how we handle climate change and is therefore very different in character from the other fields of RRI presented in this book. Nonetheless, climate engineering exhibits similar challenges for the RRI debate because of the relevance of temporally far-reaching and thus extremely uncertain technology futures. If the debate over responsibility is conducted in a consequentialist manner with reference to the presumable consequences of climate engineering, it too is threatened by epistemological nirvana (Chapter 3). Consideration of the technology futures of climate engineering from a hermeneutic perspective leads to a corresponding result."