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Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Andy Parker's research focuses on the governance and politics of research into solar geoengineering. Before moving to Harvard, he spent four years as a senior policy advisor at the Royal Society (UK), leading the Society's work on geoengineering, including the production of the 2009 report Geoengineering the Climate, and the SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI). As a central figure with SRMGI since its inception in 2010, he has planned and run geoengineering outreach meetings in India, China, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, and Ethiopia. He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's expert working group on geoengineering and co-led the Royal Society's policy work on climate change, environment, and energy.
Previously, he researched and wrote on human security for the Canadian government and worked in home energy efficiency. Andy has an M.Sc. in international policy analysis from the University of Bath and a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Warwick (both UK).
Journal Article, Scientific American, issue 1, volume 308
Solar engineering and other exceptionally ambitious new technologies to deal with the reality of rising global temperatures come riddled with uncertainties. To illustrate how complex the problem is and what kind of challenges lie ahead, here are three contrasting, and somewhat fantastical, scenarios.