KIB: Climate Engineering – A Technofix to Solve the Problem of Climate Change?

„In this article, we take up these questions, arguing that talking about climate engineering as a technological solution to a social problem – i.e., climate change – can discursively lead to the side-lining of these repercussions and of alternative solutions to climate change. To do so, we will first lay out the rationale of climate engineering and explain what it is. In a second step, we identify potential technical and political side-effects before we critically discuss whether in the current debate climate engineering being framed as a ‘technological fix’. In the conclusion, we summarize our argumentation and provide an outlook on the politics of climate engineering.“