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Climate engineering should not be considered a public good, new research shows

Definition of 'public good' does not account for potentially negative impacts of climate engineering

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Binghamton University

Countries around the world are preparing to modify the earth's climate to cope with climate change, with many proponents touting it as a "public good." According to researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, calling climate engineering a public good misrepresents the technical definition of a public good and doesn't account for the potentially negative impacts of climate engineering.

The paper, "Disentangling the rhetoric of public goods from their externalities: The case of climate engineering," was published in Global Transitions.


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