The RESILIENCER Project is a (growing) group of people researching the relationship between SRM research and GCRs and other risks. A risk-risk framework is used, comparing the risks of researching SRM in various possible worlds we may inhabit, to the risks of not researching it. The RESILIENCER Project hopes to open up an expansive compensation to get as diverse viewpoints on this important problem as possible. To get involved or give your view, please go to the Input page
I've been working on SRM related issues for about 4 years, and got interested in applying my work on SRM to GCRs at the beginning of 2022. Previously, I had worked on the LEISE report, which helped explore what low environmental impact SRM research would actually look like. I am the lead author on the project, with the project originating as part of my CERI Summer Research Fellowship, and I am happy how the project has expanded since then.
Dr Goodwin Gibbins
Goodwin Gibbins is a research associate at the Future of Humanity Insitute at Oxford Univeristy working on climate change and its more catastrophic consequences. Before this, she achieved her PhD in atmospheric physics from Imperial College London. She is acting chiefly in an advisory capcity on the RESILIENCER Project.
Dr Jesse Reynolds
Jesse Reynolds is an international environmental policy expert. He is author of "The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene" and is now Executive Secretary for the Global Commission on Climate Overshoot and Senior Policy Officer at the Paris Peace Forum. Jesse is acting as an advisor only for the part of the RESILIENCER Project that is associated with CERI, which ends on the 9th September, so has never been associated with aspects of the project that received funding from FTX Future Fund.
Funding + Support
The project originated as part of CERI's Summer Research Fellowship. CERI (Cambridge Existential Risk Initiative) supports aspiring researchers to help safeguard humanity's future against X-Risks and GCRs.
The project has also recieved funding to continue past the end of CERI's involvement from the FTX Future Fund, a philanthropic organisation attempting to improve humanity's long-term future. I (Gideon Futerman), am saddened and angry at the recent revelation of the deeply unethical behaviour of FTX which generated the money for which this grant was given.