Speaking in New Haven this Thursday
Earth Day talk at Forestry School, details after jump…
Hack the Planet: Author Eli Kintisch on The Age of Geoengineering
Last month 175 scientists from 14 countries met for a week in California to debate how to regulate planet-hacking techniques, including brightening clouds, growing massive algae blooms in the ocean or polluting the stratosphere with aerosol particles. These so-called geoengineering methods seek to cool the planet by removing carbon from the atmosphere or directly lowering the Earth’s temperature by blocking sunlight. Just a few years ago, geoengineering was a fringe idea; now the UK Royal Society and the American Geophysical Union are calling for government research in this controversial field.
What is geoengineering, and why have climate scientists since 1900 been thinking about deliberate control of the climate? Why are scientists considering such radical steps now? Join Science magazine’s Eli Kintisch (Yale College ’99) as he discusses this new chapter in the climate crisis and his new book, Hack the Planet: Science’s Best Hope – or Worst Nightmare. For more info, please see: http://hacktheplanetbook.com/
When: April 22, 6-8 PM
Where: Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, Room G-01.
Dinner will be served.