McLaren et al. (2021): Attractions of delay – Using deliberative engagement to investigate the political and strategic impacts of greenhouse gas removal technologies
by Duncan McLaren, Rebecca Willis, Bron Szerszynski, David Tyfield, Nils Markusson
Concerns have been raised that a focus on greenhouse gas removals (GGR) in climate models, scientific literature and other media might deter measures to mitigate climate change through reduction of emissions at source – the phenomenon of ‘mitigation deterrence’. The paper describes narratives and ideas discussed regarding political and economic mechanisms through which mitigation deterrence might occur, the plausibility of such pathways, and measures recommended to reduce the risk of such occurrence.