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The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice$
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Michael Maniates and John M. Meyer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014366

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.001.0001

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Intelligent Design?

Intelligent Design?

Unpacking Geoengineering’ s Hidden Sacrifices

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(p.271) 12 Intelligent Design?
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The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice
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Simon Nicholson

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0114

In the contemporary discourse of sacrifice in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability, geoengineering is believed to be a technology-based means to change and control a climate system. Geoengineering is getting attention and consideration worldwide from media outlets, commentators, and policymakers. The author explains that a technological development like geoengineering is a sacrifice-free form of action that fixes environmental concerns and reduces the burden. The author further discusses three hidden technological sacrifices: material, political, and existential.

Keywords:   sacrifice, climate change, environmental sustainability, geoengineering, technological development

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