IASS WORKING PAPER
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, April 2016
“SRM, however, currently does not exist as full-fledged technologies and deployment strategies, but as immature and unscaled research activities. As SRM emerges into a complex landscape of issues, actors, and agendas in global politics, it will pose challenges at every stage, from conceptualisation, to research and development, to deployment. Most of these challenges – ranging from SRM’s potential to reduce mitigation efforts, to impacts upon state and human security – have entwined societal, technical and envi- ronmental dimensions and could consist of sequences of events that cannot be concretely predicted.”
Editor’s note *Geoengineering “Research (Pollution-Generating) Activities” are inaccurately framed as if occurring in some far-off future tense, when in fact recent rain and snow lab tests confirm the use and deployment of GE / Weather Modification on an international scale, which violates pre-existing state, national, and international environmental public health and safety laws.