Extreme technological risks in the Chief Scientific Advisor's annual report

04 December 2014

CSER’s Huw Price and Sean O hEigeartaigh had a case study on geoengineering featured on the UK Chief Scientific Advisor’s annual report to the UK government. The case study used the example of sulphate aerosol geoengineering to illustrate the policy challenges associated with a potentially beneficial technology that may come with a small (though difficult to assess) risk of catastrophic side effects. The case study complemented a chapter focused on this class of risks that was contributed by CSER collaborators Toby Ord and Nick Beckstead, which reviewed the work of CSER’s Martin Rees among others.

The publication can be seen here.

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