Geo-Engineering Climate Solutions
Guests: Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University; Albert Lin, Professor of Law, UC Davis; Jane Long, Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center; Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor, The Economist; Armand Neukermans, Physicist and Inventor; Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312
In an emergency, we’re told to “break the glass” and grab the fire extinguisher. If we’re in the midst of a climate emergency, is there a firehose we could spray into the sky to cool down our atmosphere? It may sound like science fiction, but some climatologists endorse research into such techniques known as geoengineering. But could tinkering with the stratosphere in this way lead to a new ice age – or worse? What group of people could be trusted with such God-like powers? Join us for a discussion of the scientific, moral, economic and technological dimensions of geoengineering.
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