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Marion Hourdequin Publishes on Solar Geoengineering

Colorado College Professor of Philosophy Marion Hourdequin is one of three authors of “Solar geoengineering is worth studying but not a substitute for cutting emissions, study finds,” published in the Conversation.

The perspectives from three members of an interdisciplinary study committee underline the complexity of a controversial question that was the focus of a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering: Is solar geoengineering – an approach designed to cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight back into space or modifying clouds – a potential tool for countering climate change?
Hourdequin was one of 16 experts from diverse fields who worked on the report, which does not take a position but concludes that the concept should be studied. It calls for creating a multidisciplinary research program, in coordination with other countries and managed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, that seeks to fill in the many knowledge gaps on this issue.

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