Intelligence Squared Debate: Engineering Solar Radiation Is a Crazy Idea

April 18, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
At an Intelligence Squared debate on April 18, 2019 in New York City (and available via livestream), UCLA Law professor Ted Parson will discuss the governance of climate engineering with leading scholars from Charles Sturt University, Harvard University, and Oxford University.  

Can engineers mitigate the effects of climate change? Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in recent years. But just what are the risks – and possible rewards – of using techniques like injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to decrease global temperatures?


Clive Hamilton - Professor & Author, “Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering”
Anjali Viswamohanan - Scholar, Oxford

David Keith - Professor, Harvard & Founder, Carbon Engineering
Ted Parson - Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law, and 
Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Thursday, April 18, 2019
4:00 p.m.  − 5:45 p.m.  PDT


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The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
115 East 68th Street
New York, NY