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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. As a senior policy adviser ináthe Science Policy Centre, he led the (UK) Royal Society's work on geoengineering for four years, including the production of theá2009 report, Geoengineering the Climate, and the ongoing SRM Governance Initiative (SRMGI). He is a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's expert working group on geoengineering and also worked on climate change and energy policy for the Royal Society. 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.