Geoengineering Responses to Climate Change [electronic resource] :Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology / edited by Tim Lenton, Naomi Vaughan.
Contributor(s): Lenton, Tim [editor.] | Vaughan, Naomi [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013.Description: V, 199 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461457701.Subject(s): Physics | Climate change | Inorganic chemistry | Physical geography | Geophysics | Physics | Geophysics and Environmental Physics | Climate Change Management and Policy | Climate Change | Earth System Sciences | Inorganic ChemistryDDC classification: 550 Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Introduction -- 2. Sunshades for Solar Radiation Management -- 3. Stratospheric Aerosols for Solar Radiation Management -- 4. Solar Radiation Management, Cloud Albedo Enhancement -- 5. Ocean Fertilization for Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere -- 6. Biochar, Tool for Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Management -- 7. Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, Weathering Approaches to -- 8. Geoengineering Policy and Governance Issues -- Index.
Failure by the international community to make substantive progress in reducing CO2 emissions, coupled with recent evidence of accelerating climate change, has brought increasing urgency to the search for additional remediation approaches. This book presents a selection of state-of-the-art geoengineering methods for deliberately reducing the effects of anthropogenic climate change, either by actively removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere or by decreasing the amount of sunlight absorbed at the Earth’s surface. These methods contrast with more conventional mitigation approaches which focus on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. Geoengineering technologies could become a key tool to be used in conjunction with emissions reduction to limit the magnitude of climate change. Featuring authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book presents a wide range of climate change remediation technologies. Examines the potential of geoengineering technologies to contribute to the goal of restricting global warming to within 2°C of preindustrial levels Discusses carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SDR) Places the technologies discussed in their proper social, political, and ethical contexts Provides valuable insights for audiences ranging from researchers and industry experts to policy makers and university-level students.