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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering

David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, SEAS; Professor of Public Policy, HKS.

Solar geoengineering research aims to reduce the impacts of global climate change. One possibility is to put aerosols into the stratosphere to alter Earth’s energy budget. This emerging technology entails risks and uncertainties, along with serious challenges to global governance. The greatest threat, perhaps, is that it will be used as a technical fix and encourage people to avoid the emissions cuts that are fundamental to curbing long-term climate risks. David Keith will describe the simple physics underlying the climate’s response to stratospheric aerosols, the risks, and the trade-offs among solar geoengineering, carbon removal, and emissions reductions.

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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