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Climate engineering needs a clean bill of health

Climate change will almost certainly cause millions of deaths. Climate engineering might prevent this, but benefits — and risks — remain mostly unevaluated. Now is the time to bring planetary health research into climate engineering conversations.

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Fig. 1: A risk–risk framework for assessing the potential health impacts of climate engineering.

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This work was supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center under funding received from the National Science Foundation (grant no. DBI-1639145).

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Carlson, C.J., Trisos, C.H. Climate engineering needs a clean bill of health. Nature Clim Change 8, 843–845 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0294-7

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