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The Re-emergence of Solar Geoengineering

  • Jeremy BaskinEmail author
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Abstract

This Chapter charts the re-emergence of solar geoengineering (SGE) into mainstream consideration as a policy option from the mid-2000s, linking this to growing concerns about climate change. The institutional assessments of SGE are analysed in depth. The most common rationales that accompanied SGE’s revival are traced, and the various ways in which it is framed, understood and imagined today are analysed. This analysis shows how geoengineering has been unable to be normalised as a respectable third leg of climate policy. It is researched and imagined but it lacks legitimacy and traction.

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