Can we afford to engineer the climate? Can we afford not to? This conversation breaks the taboo on discussing solar radiation management, asking not whether we should or shouldn’t do it, but rather, what we need to know to answer one of the biggest questions of our age.
The best available science strongly suggests that even rapid decarbonization and carbon drawdown may not be enough–or happen soon enough–to avoid tipping points and catastrophic climate outcomes. Yet, even discussing large-scale climate engineering remains taboo. This groundbreaking event poses critically important questions such as: What do we know about geoengineering? Can we afford to ignore it? What might make it worth considering such drastic measures? And what more would we need to know in order to make an informed choice?