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-- a handful of introductory resources on geoengineering --

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Bala, G. (2009). Problems with geoengineering schemes to combat climate change. Current Science, 96.

Bala, G. (2011). Counteracting climate change via solar radiation management. Current Science, 101, 1418-1421.

Barrett, S, Lenton, T, Millner, A, Tavoni, A, Carpenter, S, Anderies, J, et al. (2014): Climate engineering reconsidered. Nature Climate change 4 (7): 527–529. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2278.

Bonnheim, M (2010).  History of climate engineering. WIRES Climate Change 1(6):891-897. doi:10.1002/wcc.82 [Online]

Brewer, P. G. (2007). Evaluating a technological fix for climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 9915-9916.


Caldeira, K. & Keith, D. W. (2010). The need for climate engineering research. Issues in Science & Technology, 57-62.

Caldeira, K. (2012). The great climate experiment. Scientific American, 307(3) 78–83. [Online]


Feichter, J. & Leisner, T. (2009). Climate engineering: A critical review of approaches to modify the global energy balance. European Physical Journal, 176, 81-92.


Gatehouse, J. (2009). Plan B for Global Warming. Maclean's. [Online]

Goldblatt, C. & Watson, A. J. (2012). The runaway greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 370(1974), 4197-4216. [Online]

Goodell, J. (2010). A hard look at the perils and potential of geoengineering. environment360.com. [Online]

Gupta, A. (2012). Hacking the Planet. The Indypendent. [Online]


Heyward, C. (2013). Situating and abandoning geoengineering: A typology of five responses to dangerous climate change. PS: Political Science & Politics, 46, (23-27). [Online

Hulme, M. (2012). Climate change: Climate engineering through stratospheric aerosol injection. Progress in Physical Geography, 36(5), 694–705. [Online]

Hulme, M. (2014). Can Science Fix Climate Change.  Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.


Irvine, P. & Ridgwell, A. (2009). 'Geoengineering' - taking control of our planet's climate. Science Progress, 92, 139-162.


Keith, D. W. (2000). Geoengineering the climate: History and prospect. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, 25, 245-284.

Keith, D. W. (2001). Geoengineering. Nature, 409, 420.

Keith, D. W., Parson, E., & Morgan, M. G. (2010). Research on global sun block needed now. Nature, 463, 426-427.

Kruger, T. (ed.) (2010). The Geoengineering Quarterly. [Online]


Long, J. C. S. (2011). Thinking the unthinkable: Engineering earth's climate. environment360.com. [Online]


Morton, O. (2015). The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World. Princeton University Press.


Preston, Christopher. J. (2012). Ethics and geoengineering: Reviewing the moral issues raised by solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal. WIREs Climate Change. [Online]


Robock, A. (2008). 20 Reasons geoengineering may be a bad idea. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 64, 14-18. [Online]


Schiller, B. (2012). Chemotherapy for the planet: Geoengineering as a solution of last resort. Co.Exist. [Online]

Shepherd, J. (2012). Geoengineering the climate: an overview and update. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 370(1974), 4166-4175. [Online]

Schneider, S. H. (2008). Geo-engineering: Could we or should we make it work? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 366, 3843-3862.

Smith, S. J., Rasch, P. (2012, October). The long-term policy context for solar radiation management. Climatic Change. [Online]

Specter, M. (2012, May 14). The climate fixers: Is there a technological solution to global warming? The New Yorker. [Online]


Vaughan, Namoi E., and Timothy M. Lenton. 2011. A review of climate geoengineering proposals. Climatic Change 109 (3-4): 745–90.


Wagner, G. & Weitzman, M. L. (2012, October 24). Playing God. Foreign Policy. [Online]