The ethics of geo-engineering biocentrism would strongly argue against this geo-engineering practice the world that would have been: moral hazard arguments against geoengineering. For example, how will the availability of geoengineering strategies influence mitigation efforts (the moral hazard argument against pursuing geoengineering research [eg, morton, 2015]) how might one govern geoengineering. You basically said that the moral-hazard argument is probably correct, as you were just saying, but that we should pursue research anyway because the risks of climate [change] are so high. We compared the convincingness of the moral hazard argument against geoengineering with an opposing argument: that geoengineering would permit high-carbon lifestyles to continue, and that this would be a positive (rather than undesirable) outcome. For example, even if moral hazard isn't created by informal discussions like this one, it could manifest unpredictably, once geoengineering had been deployed and therefore normalized.
Geoengineering poses a moral hazard the term moral hazard comes from economics, where it denotes the lack of incentive to guard against a risk in the present context it refers to the lack of corporate or personal incentive to reduce emissions because geoengineering is addressing the global warming problem. 1 ethical anxieties about geoengineering: moral hazard, slippery slope and playing god paper presented to a conference of the australian academy of science. Critical question of whether geoengineering presents a moral hazard by drawing on empirical studies of moral hazard and risk compensation and on the psychology literature of heuristics and cultural cognition. Sean employs his national champion debate skills to explore the mitigation camp's moral hazard argument against geoengineering and offer insight around cap and trade as well as carbon market policy in california.
Climate engineering or climate intervention, commonly referred to as geoengineering, is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in the earth's climate system, usually with the aim of mitigating the adverse effects of global warming. His argument depends, on the one hand, on an analogy between the history of climate change adaptation and geoengineering, and on the other hand, psychological research about the various biases which underwrite moral hazard. This is what is known by economists and philosophers as a 'moral hazard' argument: the phenomenon whereby people who feel insured against a particular risk are more likely to exhibit risky.
The rapid rise in interest in geoengineering the climate as a response to global warming presents a clear and significant challenge to environmental ethics. The widespread concern that research into and potential implementation of climate engineering would reduce mitigation and adaptation is critically examined first, empirical evidence of such moral hazard or risk compensation in general is inconclusive, and the empirical evidence to date in the case of climate engineering indicates that the reverse may occur.
After two decades of failure by the international community to respond adequately to the threat of global climate change, discussions of the possibility of geoengineering a cooler climate have recently proliferated. 10) in the summer of 2013 an online survey (n=612) probed the moral hazard argument against geoengineering (corner and pidgeon 2014b) 11) a study carried out in the us (n=1500) and in england (n=1500) examined whether discussion of climate engineering had any impact on people's likelihood of believing that climate change is a serious problem. Regarding geoengineering, some worry that that the prospect of a technical solution to climate change will create a 'moral hazard,' encouraging risky behavior or compromising mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The strongest arguments against solar geoengineering seem to be the fear that it is a partial fix that will encourage us to slacken our efforts to cut carbon emissions this is moral confusion. Moral hazard argument agains geoengineering geoengineering could have some technical dependence hazards as well we could become dependent upon this geoengineering technology and may never do away with it because we will always need to keep on top of things. Moral hazard argument against geoengineering geoengineering can be a risky option to counter climate change, not just because it is not verified on the results that could happen but the unpredictable changes that it could bring to the earth and new problems that were never expected. 15 a corner, n pidgeon, geoengineering, climate change scepticism and the 'moral hazard' argument: an experimental study of uk public perceptions, philosophical transactions of the royal society a: mathematical, physical and engineering sciences, 2014, 372, 2031, 20140063crossref.
Robock (2008: 17) describes concerns of this kind as the oldest and most persistent argument against geoengineering, and they are generally referred to as a problem of moral hazard (eg, corner and pidgeon 2014 royal society 2009: 39. A primer on geoengineering, adaptation, mitigation, and moral hazard geoengineering this word has ambition seemingly built right into it, and has long had a bad reputation. Hale  argues that moral hazard arguments against geoengineering fail for various reasons, one of which is that they are predicated on a counter- factual imaginary of what 'might have been'—that is, they start from the (unfalsiﬁable) contention. Moral hazard as a stand-alone argument against geoengineering each of the variant hazards that fall under the penumbra of the moral hazard is a real concern, i believe and each, in its way, stresses.