Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering/A Case for Climate Engineering [Book Review]

Ethics, Policy and Environment 17 (3):370-373 (2014)


David Keith's and Clive Hamilton's books both aim to introduce readers to a range of scientific, political, and ethical issues surrounding climate engineering (also known as geoengineering). Each author aims to tilt readers toward a particular stance on climate engineering—against climate engineering in Hamilton’s case, and cautiously for it in Keith’s. Hamilton’s book, Earthmasters, explores more issues in more detail; Keith’s book, The Case for Climate Engineering, gives just enough of a taste to motivate the idea that climate engineering deserves serious consideration. This review summarizes and contrasts the two books.

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David R. Morrow
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