Shaun Fitzgerald is the Director of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Shaun Fitzgerald is the Director of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge and a ...see more
Any plans to dim the Sun and cool the Earth must be led by those most affected by climate change
Moral Hazard or Moral Duty? - Repairing the Climate with Greenhouse Gas Removal and Solar Radiation Management
The need for deep and rapid emissions reduction, a major issue for COP26, is unarguable. However, the climate has already changed and the evidence is now incontrovertible that emissions reductions alone cannot be sufficient to stay within the 1.5°C limit. Additional actions, such as greenhouse gas removal (GGR) and solar radiation management (SRM) that reverse the trends of climate change, are needed. Some have voiced concerns that GGR and SRM, sometimes referred to collectively as ‘geoengineering’, might lead to reduced efforts on emissions reduction.