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Experiment Earth : Responsible innovation in geoengineering



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Author: Jack Stilgoe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Publish Date: 19 Jul 2016

ISBN-13: 9781138691940

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Experiments in geoengineering – intentionally manipulating the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming – have become the focus of a vital debate about responsible science and innovation. Drawing on three years of sociological research working with scientists on one of the world’s first major geoengineering projects, this book examines the politics of experimentation. Geoengineering provides a test case for rethinking the responsibilities of scientists and asking how science can take better care of the futures that it helps bring about.

This book gives students, researchers and the general reader interested in the place of science in contemporary society a compelling framework for future thinking and discussion.
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About the Author

Jack Stilgoe is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, UK.
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Table of Contents

1. Balloon Debate 2. Taking Care of the Future 3. Rethinking the Unthinkable 4. Behind the Scenes at the Royal Society 5. Open-Air Experimentation 6. Making Models 7. The Reluctant Geoengineers 7. Reclaiming the Experiment
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