"Geoengineering", carbon drawdown - readings

Submitted by Zac Muddle on 26 October, 2021 - 11:49 Author: Various authors
Sketch of solar radiation management

What should we, as socialist environmentalists, say about proposals for "geoengineering" (or "climate intervention"). The most common proposals are for a variety of methods for carbon sequestration ("drawdown", or "negative emissions"), to remove CO2 from the carbon cycle and air; and "solar radiation management", seeking to reflect more of the sun's rays back into space, such as by spraying vast quantities of sulphur into the high atmosphere. Are these proposals for climate intervention a distraction from the need to prevent ongoing emissions? Too risky or harmful to try? Or a necessary move to mitigate the harm of historic (and ongoing) emissions?

The socialist environmental reading group discussed this topic.

Readings (will be added to):

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