In this brief video message, Simon Nicholson, Co-Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, argues that after CoP 21 in Paris, we must have more honest assessment of goals and the tools available to us. This means, he argues, a need for open consideration of ideas that to this point have largely been seen as unpalatable, including carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation management options. Despite difficulties and contention, though, “we can’t shy away from this conversation … It’s too important.” Better to bring the conversation about climate engineering and other technologies out into the open where it can be subjected to appropriate, wider scrutiny.
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