A March 19th opinion piece in New Scientist summarized the interplay of science and policy in geoengineering. The author states that science can only go so far, and that scientists need to be at the forefront of the geoengineering movement, advising policymakers every step of the way. As highly trained professionals, scientists are best equipped to analyze all the information and implications of the science involved. Policymakers are best equipped to make a decision weighing all risks and societal values. The author asks “politicians to stop begging climatologists for easy answers” and urges scientists to “take off their labcoats sometimes and speak as concerned citizens.”

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