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Geoengineering: Between Technonationalism & Neoliberalism, Past, Present & Future

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As climate change progresses and efforts to mitigate emissions prove insufficient, the fear of a future runaway greenhouse effect is leading atmospheric physicists, engineers, climate modellers and oceanographers inter alia to research "geoengineering" schemes; large-scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system in order to offset the effects of global warming. Moreover, such worries have led to recommendations from a number of leading science and policy institutions to start researching geoengineering schemes now in order to know whether they could serve to avoid future tipping points. The answers, the story goes, will offer informed decisions about our future by unveiling –"based on evidence"– what options we have, with geoengineering as an "insurance policy" against catastrophic climate change. These techno-scientific developments (and the explicitly tight connection between "research" and "application" in this case) provide an important case study for co-productionist studies of their parallel construction with forms of socio-technical ordering, not least given the potentially catastrophic impact at a planetary scale of such geoengineering interventions, even as "experiments." The tacit socio-technical imaginaries and institutional framings of geoengineering, however, are more or less neglected in the scientific/policy arguments regarding which research to fund and pursue. Such large-scale manipulation of the climate system inherently encompasses heterogeneous disciplines and knowledge practices (engineers, modellers, bio-chemists, physicists, ecologists, biologists, etc.) yet the question of how these overlapping and diverse histories, framing and objectives are negotiated and stabilized is largely ignored. This may be particularly significant given the way in which hopes of predictability and control have been constitutive in climate science and are now playing a similarly crucial role in the conception of certain geoengineering proposals.
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Tyfield, David., Szerszynski, Bron. and Galarraga, Maia. "Geoengineering: Between Technonationalism & Neoliberalism, Past, Present & Future" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Center Hotel, Cleveland, OH, <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p511587_index.html>

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Tyfield, D. , Szerszynski, B. and Galarraga, M. "Geoengineering: Between Technonationalism & Neoliberalism, Past, Present & Future" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Center Hotel, Cleveland, OH <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p511587_index.html

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Abstract: As climate change progresses and efforts to mitigate emissions prove insufficient, the fear of a future runaway greenhouse effect is leading atmospheric physicists, engineers, climate modellers and oceanographers inter alia to research "geoengineering" schemes; large-scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system in order to offset the effects of global warming. Moreover, such worries have led to recommendations from a number of leading science and policy institutions to start researching geoengineering schemes now in order to know whether they could serve to avoid future tipping points. The answers, the story goes, will offer informed decisions about our future by unveiling –"based on evidence"– what options we have, with geoengineering as an "insurance policy" against catastrophic climate change. These techno-scientific developments (and the explicitly tight connection between "research" and "application" in this case) provide an important case study for co-productionist studies of their parallel construction with forms of socio-technical ordering, not least given the potentially catastrophic impact at a planetary scale of such geoengineering interventions, even as "experiments." The tacit socio-technical imaginaries and institutional framings of geoengineering, however, are more or less neglected in the scientific/policy arguments regarding which research to fund and pursue. Such large-scale manipulation of the climate system inherently encompasses heterogeneous disciplines and knowledge practices (engineers, modellers, bio-chemists, physicists, ecologists, biologists, etc.) yet the question of how these overlapping and diverse histories, framing and objectives are negotiated and stabilized is largely ignored. This may be particularly significant given the way in which hopes of predictability and control have been constitutive in climate science and are now playing a similarly crucial role in the conception of certain geoengineering proposals.


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