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Deliberating stratospheric aerosols for climate geoengineering and the SPICE project

Pidgeon, Nicholas Frank ORCID:, Parkhill, Karen ORCID:, Corner, Adam J. and Vaughan, Naomi 2013. Deliberating stratospheric aerosols for climate geoengineering and the SPICE project. Nature Climate Change 3 , pp. 451-457. 10.1038/NCLIMATE1807

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Increasing concerns about the narrowing window for averting dangerous climate change have prompted calls for research into geoengineering, alongside dialogue with the public regarding this as a possible response. We report results of the first public engagement study to explore the ethics and acceptability of stratospheric aerosol technology and a proposed field trial (the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) ‘pipe and balloon’ test bed) of components for an aerosol deployment mechanism. Although almost all of our participants were willing to allow the field trial to proceed, very few were comfortable with using stratospheric aerosols. This Perspective also discusses how these findings were used in a responsible innovation process for the SPICE project initiated by the UK’s research councils.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 22:11

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