Geoengineering In the News
The Government Accountability Office issued a report that calls for an entity such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to establish a strategy for geoengineering research in the context of the federal response to climate change. GAO's analysis found agencies spent $1.9 million on research directly related to geoengineering over the past two years. Meanwhile, House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) released a report, Engineering the Climate: Research Needs and Strategies for International Collaboration, that was prepared in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s House of Commons S&T Committee. The report identifies U.S. federal geoengineering research capabilities and calls for additional international research and engagement on geoengineering. In releasing the report, Chairman Gordon reiterated his position that he was “not in favor of deploying climate engineering” but wants to build the research and governance foundation. Meanwhile, delegates at the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to call for a moratorium on geoengineering schemes "that may affect biodiversity."
What is your opinion on geoengineering--and the increased attention it has generated recently?
Nov 02 2010, 04:11 PM