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Participant Interviews

The Ethics of Geoengineering:
Investigating the Moral Challenges of Solar Radiation Management  

Interviews associated with workshop


During breaks between sessions at the October 2010 workshop, we conducted short interviews with a number of our speakers.  Interviewees were asked to comment on the ethics of solar radiation management based on the following prompts:  


  • Under what conditions could you imagine proceeding with field testing and eventual deployment of SRM?
  • What are the most challenging ethical issues that SRM presents?

  • What steps should be taken immediately to address these challenges?

[The views expressed below are the personal opinions of the participants and are not necessarily representative of the institutions with which they are affiliated.  Click on their name to view the interview].


  • Jason Blackstock, Center for International Governance Innovation 
  • Ben Hale, Philosophy and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder 
  • Nicole Hassoun, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • David Keith, Director, ISEEE Energy and Environmental Systems Group, Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Enginering and Economics, University of Calgary
  • Andrew Light, Center for American Progress and Philosophy, George Mason University
  • Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering and Climate Change (NCEP) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Clark Miller, School of Politics and Global Studies and Associate Directory, School of Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University
  • Wendy Parker, Department of Philosophy, Ohio University
  • Phil Rasch, Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Alan Robock, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
  • Petra Tschakert, Department of Geography, Pennsylvannia State University
  • Nancy Tuana, Director, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvannia State University
  • Kyle Whyte, Department of Philosophy and American Indian Studies, Michigan State University 




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