Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Ethics and Policy in the Atmospheric Anthropocene · 2016

Solar Geoengineering and Obligations to the Global Poor

Joshua Horton and David Keith

One of the very few things that nearly all participants in the climate change debate agree on is that the effects of climate change will disproportionately affect the poor, for the simple reason that poorer people will have fewer resources available to them to manage climate risks and adapt to unavoidable changes compared to their wealthier neighbours. This simple fact applies both to disadvantaged people in every country and more broadly to the developing world in relation to rich, industrialized nations. Some concrete examples help illustrate this particularly tragic aspect of climate change.

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