First international ban on geoengineering - Macleans.ca

First international ban on geoengineering

193 countries ban human-induced climate change

by

Last Friday, delegates from 193 nations approved a ban on geoengineering research. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted U.N. consensus,” said Silvia Ribeiro, director of ETC Group, a grass-roots advocacy organization, to the Washington Post. According to the U.S. Congress, climate engineering, also known as geoengineering, is the “deliberate large-scale modification of the earth’s climate systems for the purposes of counteracting and mitigating climate change.” There is a debate between scientists who see geoengineering as the only way to counter the effects of global warming, while others say its too dangerous and even unethical.

Washington Post

Washington Post (2)

Filed under: