Ken Caldeira

Articles by Ken Caldeira

29 July 2008

We should plan for the worst-case climate scenario

The widespread desire for the "good life" afforded by economic growth and development places us increasingly at risk of profound and widespread climate damage.

10 June 2008

Let's investigate geoengineering impartially

Alan Robock suggests that I must respond to the "totality" of his argument--that it's not enough to pick off his 20 theses one-by-one, as if the "totality" of his position is somehow more than the sum of its parts.

6 May 2008

Climate engineering: Not a panacea, but necessary nonetheless?

Winston Churchill once famously said, "Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Climate engineering may indeed be a bad idea, but so far, better ideas to mitigate global warming show little traction.