Environmental Ethics Of Geoengineering Applied On Ocean Fertilization

1585 Words Apr 17th, 2015 7 Pages
In the last 30 years the fight to stop climate change, many solutions have been developed. One in particular called geoengineering has, apparently, gained reputation as a good way to slow down this environmental harm. These technological fixes have increased the support of many organisations because they are reliable and the consequences for the environment are less than it is thought. However to build those projects it is necessary to adopt an ethical thinking, in this case an environmental one, that preserves the ecosystem. Therefore Shallow and Deep ecology, as environmental ethics, can tip the scales in favour due to the complexity of the fix.
For this purpose, the present paper will analyse the environmental ethics of geoengineering applied on Ocean Fertilization for Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide from Atmosphere (OFSCDA), described by Boyd in 2012. But it will be necessary to understand firstly, where does geoengineering comes from and a brief approaching of shallow and deep ecology theories. Then, what is OFSCDA and the environmental impact. Later an ethical analysis based on shallow and deep ecology. And finally, this article will answer the following question: Can shallow and deep ecology favourite this geoengineering because it fits with the ideology?

What is geoengineering and what deep ecology?
Through the course of developing new solutions for climate change, environmental engineers have proposed technological fixes to attend this harm. As has been said the…

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