According to the Washington Post, war is one of the probable (un)intended consequences of geoengineering, along with famine, drought, and climate change.
The motivation for governments to utilize geoengineering to block the sun or alter rainfall patterns grows as fossil-fueled climate changes continue to intensify drought, catastrophic heatwaves, and other disasters, notwithstanding the unavoidable effects outside of their borders.
According to Ajay K. Sood, the chief scientific adviser to the Indian government, solar geoengineering “may wind up concentrating power in rich countries or nonstate players in the global north.
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” Former Pakistani minister for climate change Malik Amin Aslam added that monitoring even small-scale testing “in problematic areas like ours” would be impossible in highly polarised and broken situations like the one that exists between Pakistan and India.
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We would be the ones who would suffer from solar geoengineering the most, Mohammed Abu Syed, a senior fellow at the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies, told The Washington Post.