Searching for Answers on a Warming Planet: Why We May Need Climate Engineering


Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 5:30 PM
Speaker: Simon Nicholson, Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program, School of International Service; Assistant Professor, International Relations
Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave.

Artificially whitening clouds. Injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere. Seeding the oceans with iron. These and a range of other climate engineering or "geoengineering" schemes are gaining increasing visibility and credibility as options for tackling climate change. What, though, is to be made of such efforts? Is climate engineering a new form of hucksterism? A dangerous and distracting folly? Or some meaningful part of the toolkit to generate a sustainable future?

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