January 13, 2022

Social science research to inform solar geoengineering

Published: November 2021 in Science

Summary: An outline for the types of social science research required to illuminate the path forward on solar geoengineering, separated into three broad categories: costs, benefits, risks, and uncertainties; the political economy of deployment; and solar geoengineering’s role in a climate strategy portfolio.

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Wake Smith

Author, Lecturer, Geoengineering Researcher

As a lecturer at Yale University, Wake Smith teaches a world-leading undergraduate course on climate intervention, the syllabus of which forms the basis of this book. Smith is also a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, writing scholarly articles on the aeronautics, costs, and governance of solar geoengineering. Prior to his academic career, Smith served in several executive roles in the commercial aviation industry, including as the President of the flight training division of Boeing and the COO of Atlas Air. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Business School.

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