GDB2Geoengineering the climate: the way forward?
|Convener: Caspar Hewett | Co-Conveners: Jonathan Dick , Oksana Tarasova , Bárbara Ferreira , Mark Wilkinson , Paul Quinn|
Thu, 01 May, 15:30–17:00 / Room Y1
Proponents of geoengineering argue that it is an essential component to counteract climate change and that it provides a cost-effective alternative to reducing carbon emissions. Those against it argue the risks are too great and the unknowns too numerous. So what stand should geoscientists take on this? Should there be a major push for research funding for this area? Should we be going ahead with large-scale experiments?
This Great Debate will address these questions and critically examine the controversy surrounding geoengineering.
*Ken Caldeira (Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution)
*Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel)
*Mark Lawrence (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam)
*Paul Quinn (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University)
*Krishna Kumar Kanikicharla (Coordinating Lead Author, IPCC Working Group I)
Moderator: Caspar Hewett, Director of The Great Debate (www.thegreatdebate.co.uk), Department of Geography, Durham University