Researchers have been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas on how to slow down climate change.
Researchers have been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas on how to slow down climate change. From sucking carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the air, to shooting particles in the stratosphere to reduce the amount of the sun’s heat from reaching Earth.
But have you ever stopped to think about the potentially negative effects these ideas may have in our quest to abate climate change?
These questions are ones Anna-Maria Hubert, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law, is looking to provide guidance on with her Geoengineering Research Governance Project (GRGP), for which she recently received recognition as a Peak Scholar from the University of Calgary.
According to The Royal Society, geoengineering refers to large-scale interventions in Earth systems to offset climate change. For Hubert, it is something that requires norms and guidelines to ensure we are not doing more harm than good. It is also a matter that should not just be left to scientists and other experts to determine, but instead requires broad input from different sectors of society so that research and development in this field proceeds in an effective, fair, and democratically accountable way.
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