March 9, 2016—Professor Edward Parson commented in Climatewire
on how the federal government is wary of the experts who champion research into deliberately modifying the environment to abate global warming -- a discipline known as geoengineering. However, the ambitious target established at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) means that the geoengineering community should soon be welcome at the same table as the mitigation and adaptation communities.
"There is an almost desperate attempt to keep this stuff off the table while we get the mitigation going," Professor Parson said. "There has been a disconnect in explicit discussions so far between the people who do climate change and people who do climate engineering."