Start Date/Time: Monday, April 23, 2012, 6:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:30 PM
Location: Kane Hall, Room 210
Atmospheric Sciences Climate Geoengineering Event
Speakers: Professor Steve Rayner, Oxford University and Professor David Keith, Harvard University
Abstract: Geoengineering is a radical and controversial proposed solution to the problem of human-induced climate change involving the intersection of science, engineering, environmental ethics, governance, policy, and law. The College of the Environment is at the forefront of discussions on geoengineering. Professors Rayner and Keith will examine the feasibility of proposed geoengineering schemes, explain the need for more research, and discuss some of the critical aspects of how this research should be monitored. They will examine geoengineering not only as engineering but also will explore the complex sociopolitical implications of potential geoengineering activities that humankind will face in critically weighing its advantages and disadvantages.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested.
Information on the speakers and registration link: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=106581&view=Detail