New open access
, IAGP article published in Global Environmental Change
Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UK
Authors: Adam Corner
, Karen Parkhill
, Nick Pidgeon
, Naomi E. Vaughan
This paper provides "the first in-depth examination of public views about how geoengineering technologies relate to nature, exploring the reasons why 'messing with nature' is such a powerful narrative in public perceptions of geoengineering..."
Led by IAGP teams at Cardiff and UEA four 'deliberative workshops' were convened in UK cities, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Norwich at which members of the public discussed geoengineering and its social and ethical implications. The paper reflects on the views put forward and on the implications for how society relates to nature.