Geoengineering and the Precautionary Principle

TitleGeoengineering and the Precautionary Principle
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsElliott, K
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Volume24
Issue2
Pagination237-253
Date PublishedFall 2010
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0739098X
KeywordsCLIMATIC , ENVIRONMENTAL , GLOBAL , SCIENTISTS
AbstractThis paper explores the extent to which the precautionary principle (PP), which was developed as a guideline for responding to uncertainty in the policy sphere, can provide guidance for responding to the potential benefits and hazards associated with geoengineering. The paper argues that there are so many different versions of the precautionary principle and so many potential strategies for geoengineering that there cannot be any single, simple relationship between the two. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify a set of lessons that many versions of the PP suggest for those considering geoengineering proposals. 
NotesElliott, Kevin 1; Affiliation: 1: University of South Carolina; Source Info: Fall2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p237; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL engineering; Subject Term: CLIMATIC changes; Subject Term: GLOBAL warming; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL protection; Subject Term: ENVIRONMENTAL policy; Subject Term: SCIENTISTS; NAICS/Industry Codes: 912910 Other provincial and territorial public administration; NAICS/Industry Codes: 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs; Number of Pages: 17p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article
DOI10.5840/ijap201024221

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