Commentary: A response to Wil Burns: Common Misunderstandings About SRM Geoengineering


Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

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jesse-reynolds-125x125Dr. Jesse Reynolds is a scholar of international environmental policy. He researches and teaches how society can develop rules and institutions to manage environmental problems, particularly those involving new technologies. Presently, Dr. Reynolds’s primary focus is on climate engineering. While his approach is centered within international environmental law, he draws from diverse disciplines, including international relations and economics. Dr. Reynolds is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of European and International Public Law at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

andy-parker-125x125Andy Parker has a background in climate policy and has worked on solar geoengineering for over eight years at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany), the Harvard Kennedy School (USA), and the Royal Society (UK). He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s expert working group on geoengineering.


pete-irvine-125x125Dr. Pete Irvine is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Pete conducts research on the climate and broader impacts of solar geoengineering and works to put those findings into perspective with the risks posed by climate change. He works with researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the implications of solar geoengineering as a potential means of reducing the risks of climate change. Current work includes evaluating the potential effectiveness of different solar geoengineering proposals at reducing sea-level rise to determine whether solar geoengineering deployment could be optimized to increase this effectiveness.