Cox et al. (2022): Deliberating enhanced weathering: Public frames, iconic ecosystems and the governance of carbon removal at scale
Cox, E., Spence, E., & Pidgeon, N. IN: Public Understanding of Science, 31(8), 960–977. https://doi.org/10.1177/09636625221112190
Public perceptions of enhanced rock weathering and its wider social and environmental implications will be a critical factor determining its potential; the authors use six 2-day deliberative workshops in England, Wales and Illinois to understand public views. Consideration of enhanced rock weathering deployment in tropical countries led participants to frame it from a social justice perspective, which had been much less prevalent when considering Western agricultural contexts, and generated assumptions of increased scale, which heightened concerns about detrimental social and environmental impacts.