behavioral changes, biomedical modifications, Climate Change, diseases, food production, geoengineering, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, human engineering solutions, mitigation and adaptation, transport technologies, United States
Human Engineering and Climate Change

In this paper, the authors consider a new kind of solution to climate change, what is called human engineering, which involves biomedical modifications of humans so that they can mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. They argue that human engineering is potentially less risky than geoengineering and that it could help behavioral and market solutions succeed in mitigating climate change. The authors also consider some possible ethical concerns regarding human engineering such as its safety, the implications of human engineering for our children and for the society, and argue that these concerns can be addressed. Our upshot is that human engineering deserves further consideration in the debate about climate change.

Added by View user profileSonia Hossain on May 29, 2012