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Surprise, K. (2019): Stratospheric imperialism: Liberalism, (eco)modernization, and ideologies of solar geoengineering research

Surprise, K. (2019): Stratospheric imperialism: Liberalism, (eco)modernization, and ideologies of solar geoengineering research. In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 38 (2), 251484861984477. DOI: 10.1177/2514848619844771.

"Once a fringe notion, solar geoengineering via Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) is gaining traction as a climate management tactic within mainstream institutions and factions of the climate justice movement. [...] In this context, I identify three dominant ideologies undergirding SAI research at Harvard—ecomodernism, Realist International Relations theory, and Keynesianism—that construct a specific narrative whereby established climate solutions (liberal-capitalist ecomodernism) are frustrated by “anarchical” international politics, leaving the poor vulnerable to near-term climate impacts."

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