Can Science Fix Climate Change?: A Case Against Climate Engineering
June 2014, Polity
Acknowledgements page vi
Acronyms page vii
1 Imagining an Engineered Climate 1
2 Designing a Global Thermostat 32
3 Governing the World’s Temperature 57
4 Living in an Experimental World 89
5 Reframing the (Climate) Problem 114
"A very clear read and a good introduction to an extremely important topic."
"Mike Hulme eloquently and rationally outlines the arguments against proposals to use stratospheric aerosols to cool the planet and questions the ethics of even researching them. Regardless of whether one agrees with his conclusions, there is no doubt that he definitively makes the case that must be answered by proponents."
Steve Rayner, Oxford University
"In this slim volume, Mike Hulme takes aim at the proposal to fix the climate problem with a single engineering solution. He calls for a science that is more attentive to human ends, that serves humanity rather than seeking to rule it. This plea for humility from a world expert on climate change deserves close reading by anyone concerned with the fate of the planet."
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University
"Few people talk as intelligently and compassionately about climate change as Mike Hulme. He is a rare voice of sanity and humility in an increasingly rancorous and megalomaniac debate."
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