Margaret S. Leinen

Articles by Margaret S. Leinen

28 July 2008

Designing a geoengineering research agenda should be a group effort

All of the participants in this roundtable have agreed that geoengineering research is necessary--although not all of us agree on whether experimental research in the open environment is necessary (or a good idea) in addition to theoretical research, modeling, and laboratory research.

20 June 2008

Current regulatory discussions could help govern geoengineering research

All geoengineering techniques raise some common (and complicated) questions: Should legitimate research activities continue? Should experimental as well as theoretical research take place? Who decides whether an experiment or project can go forward?

13 May 2008

Geoengineering could buy the time needed to develop a sustainable energy economy

Although Alan Robock's "20 Reasons Why Geoengineering May Be a Bad Idea" raises legitimate questions, it seems to argue against implementation rather than against studying the underlying science.