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O'Lear, Shannon; et al. (2021): Environmental Geopolitics of Climate Engineering Proposals in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

O'Lear, Shannon; Hane, Madisen K.; Neal, Abigail P.; Stallings, Lauren Louise M.; Wadood, Sierra; Park, Jimin (2021): Environmental Geopolitics of Climate Engineering Proposals in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 423. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.718553.

"Environmental geopolitics offers an analytical approach that considers how environmental themes are brought into the service of geopolitical agendas. Of particular concern are claims about environment-related security and risk and the justification of actions (or inactions) proposed to deal with those claims. Environmental geopolitical analysis focuses on geographical knowledge and how that knowledge is generated and applied to stabilize specific understandings of the world. Climate engineering is a realm in which certain kinds of geographical knowledge, in the form of scientific interpretations of environmental interactions, are utilized to support a selective agenda that, despite claims about benefiting people and environments on a global scale, may be shown to reinforce uneven relationships of power as well as patterns of injustice. This paper focuses on how the IPCC AR5 discusses and portrays climate engineering."

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