Solar Radiation Modification
Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), also known as Solar Radiation Management, Radiation Modification Measures or Solar Geoengineering, would aim to address a symptom of climate change by reflecting more sunlight back into space, or by allowing more infrared radiation from Earth to escape, in order to reduce the Earth’s temperature. It includes numerous proposed methods which differ significantly. None are ready for deployment. Solar Radiation Modification could not be a substitute for reducing emissions, or removing atmospheric CO2.
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by Janos Pasztor
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C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor talks about Solar Radiation Modification and why it requires governance.
C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor talks about assessing the risks of climate-altering technologies, and particularly those related to Solar Radiation Modification.
Janos Pasztor discusses C2G’s work on the governance of emerging technologies that intentionally seek to change the Earth’s climate system at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. In this video, he focuses on Solar Radiation Modification—approaches...
In the interest of promoting global discussion about the need for governance of Solar Radiation Modification, C2G developed a set of icons representing these approaches, available to all to use freely.
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