‘A Case for Climate Engineering’ – talk by David Keith
UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) invite you to a public lecture by Professor David Keith (Harvard University) to accompany his recently published book.
Date: Friday, 29 November 2013, 12:30pm
David Keith, Harvard University Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics & Professor of Public Policy
‘A Case for Climate Engineering’
David Keith, MIT Press 2013
Climate engineering—which could slow the pace of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere—has emerged in recent years as an extremely controversial technology. A leading scientist long concerned about climate change, David Keith offers no naíve proposal for an easy fix to what is perhaps the most challenging question of our time. But he argues that after decades during which very little progress has been made in reducing carbon emissions, we must put climate engineering on the table and consider it responsibly. This book provides a clear and accessible overview of the costs and risks, and how climate engineering might fit into a larger program for managing climate change.
“The negative effects of climate change will disproportionately impact the world’s poor. David Keith’s candid and thoughtful book lays out a compelling argument about the need for serious research on geoengineering and for a robust policy discussion on its possible use.” – Bill Gates (From the book’s back cover)