· The maxim of geoengineering is a good one, so if everyone were to apply this maxim, our world would benefit as a whole
o Therefore, universalizability would support geonegineering
Utilitarianism (against geoengineering)
· Many geoengineering proposals require the use of vast amounts of land. Such projects could displace millions of people and potentially wipe out entire ecosystems!
· In addition, geoengineering techniques do not undermine the root causes of climate change; they’re mere bandaids…
o Therefore, the overall net production of benefits would not outweigh the costs.