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Into The Great Wide Open: Geoengineering to Combat Climate Change
Date Thursday April 21
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Main Library, 6:00-7:30 PM Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B 100 Larkin St. SF, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
Into the Great Wide Open? - The Potential Role of Geoengineering to Combat Climate Change.

Climate geoengineering is defined by the National Academy of Sciences as “options that would involve large-scale engineering of our environment in order to combat or counteract the effects of changes in atmospheric chemistry.”

These methods include ocean iron fertilization, stratospheric sulfate injection, marine cloud seeding, air capture, and the use of planetary sunshades, all of which have the potential to substantially improve, or reverse, current warming trends. At the same time, all of these schemes could have serious negative ramifications, including adverse regional impacts with momentous implications.

The purpose of this panel will be to assess the potential benefits of climate geoengineering, as well as potential negative impacts. The panel will also discuss ethical issues, including whether geoengineering could create a “moral hazard” problem, i.e. divert attention from reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Panel members include with Wil Burns (visiting Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies of Middlebury College), Dan Whaley (Planktos), Ken Caldeira (Carnegie Institute, Stanford University) to discuss geoengineering to combat climate change. Sponsored by the Stegner Environmental Center. A Green Stacks program.
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 20th, 2011 5:36 PM
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