Integrating Risk Perception with Climate Models to Understand the Potential Deployment of Solar Radiation Modification to Mitigate Climate Change
In this paper, the authors develop a conceptual model that describes the transitions from predevelopment to postdevelopment and postdeployment phases of solar radiation management strategies to mitigate climate change.
We develop a conceptual model that describes the transitions in the operationalization of solar radiation modification (SRM) as a climate intervention to reduce impacts from anthropogenic greenhouse gas forcing of the climate system. We distinguish predevelopment, postdevelopment, and postdeployment phases of SRM operationalization. We explore the interactions between the human system and climate system that drive transitions between these stages in the emergence of SRM as a climate intervention. We discuss the insights around SRM development and deployment that emerge from this conceptual model.
University of Vermont
Rhode Island College
Kaitlin T. Raimi
University of Michigan
On the Issues — Sep 8, 2023
On the Issues: US Mining, Methane Leaks, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: US mining, methane leaks, and more.
Resources Radio — Sep 5, 2023
New Social Science Perspectives on Solar Geoengineering, with Tyler Felgenhauer
Tyler Felgenhauer discusses new social science research on solar geoengineering, the risks and possible benefits of solar geoengineering, and how international cooperation could shape the deployment of the technology.
Working Paper — Sep 5, 2023
Strategy for Promoting Interdisciplinary Solar Geoengineering Research in India
This working paper analyzes results from a survey administered to researchers and government and civil society leaders about their views on solar geoengineering research.