Monday, October 18, 2010
In a post last month ("Lomborg Shifts ... and So Does Pachauri?"), I speculated that IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri may be edging closer to the possibility of geoengineering. This was based on Pachauri's endorsement of Bjorn Lomborg's latest book, which calls for cloud brightening and other forms of intervention. Pachauri offered more evidence of an evolving position at a meeting of the IPCC in South Korea last week. In an interview with Reuters, he stated that "Geo-engineering is an area that will get clearer focus" in the next IPCC report, due in 2014. Of course the exact nature of this focus remains unclear.