Geoengineering - taking control of our planet's climate


The Earth from the Moon. Credit: NASA

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andy Ridgwell, Professor Chris Freeman and Professor Richard Lampitt

Society seems unable or unwilling to make the drastic reductions in CO2 emissions necessary to avoid 'dangerous' (unacceptable) climate change.

A new science 'Geoengineering' that until recently would have seemed pure science fiction, promises an alternative way of temporarily regaining control of climate. This meeting considers the state of this new science, and its implications to society.

Biographies of the organisers and speakers and recorded audio of the presentations are available below. The proceedings have been published in Philosophical Transactions A.

Geoengineering - taking control of our planet's climate 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK


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