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Panel Discussion: "The hopes and hazards of climate intervention technologies"

Earth PicThe issues of climate change and security of energy supply are complex and closely intertwined. Unless renewable energy moves quickly to the top of every government’s agenda, our ability to significantly reduce the harmful levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere look increasingly unlikely. But what happens if we are unable to reduce our global carbon emissions? Geoengineering, the deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems to address climate change, provides one possibility of a solution. But are we willing to risk the implementation of such drastic measures and if we are, what assurances do we have that it will do more good than harm?


This event is part of a series:

Lecture Series: "Can emerging technologies save the world?"

Challenges and opportunities of transformative technological change... New and emerging technologies such as those in the nano-, bio- and computing sciences offer tremendous opportunities for humankind. Developing new treatments for disease, reducing carbon and its devastating climatic effects, making leaps in computational capacity, enhancing human potential… the range of be...

Event Details

01 March 2012 15:30 - 17:00


Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)