A trio of government-funded studies emerging from the UK have concluded that geoengineering is far from an easy, quick-fix expedient for addressing the dilemma of anthropogenic climate change.

The three projects – IAGP led by the University of Leeds, SPICE led by the University of Bristol, and CGG led by the University of Oxford, employed varied approaches to assessing the potential impacts of geoengineering, yet all reached similar conclusions on the challenging and uncertain nature of such undertakings. The University of Leeds’ Integrated Assessment…