(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Climate change : Climate engineering through stratospheric aerosol injection

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HULME M. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI


In this progress report on climate change, the A. examines the growing literature dealing with the proposal to engineer global climate through the deliberate injection of aerosols into the stratosphere. He reviews the current status of this technology by exploring a number of different dimensions of the proposal : its history and philosophical and ethical implications; how it is framed in public discourse and perceived by citizens; its economic, political and governance characteristics; and how the proposed technology is being researched through numerical modelling and field experimentation. Unlike many other geoengineering interventions, stratospheric aerosol injection has no additional societal co-benefits : its aim would be to offset planetary heating caused by rising concentrations of greenhouse gases


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no5 [pp. 694-705]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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