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"Geoengineering technologies" by Clive Hamilton

This lecture is hosted by the Institute for Science and Ethics

What are the principal geoengineering technologies? How would they work and what are the potential pitfalls when we seek to intervene in Earth systems? This lecture will give an overview and examine three or four of the most prominent technologies in more depth.

Speaker: Clive Hamilton, Charles Sturt Professor of Public Ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Canberra

Biography: Clive Hamilton has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge and Yale University and will present the lecture series as a visiting academic at Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is the author of a number of influential books, including Growth Fetish (2004) and Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change (2010). He is now writing a book on climate engineering to be published by Yale University Press in early 2013.

This event is part of a series:

"Geoengineering: Science, politics and ethics"

This lecture series is hosted by the Institute for Science and Ethics With the failure of international negotiations, global greenhouse gas emissions are now on a trajectory that is worse than the worst-case scenario. As a result, climate scientists are beginning to contemplate a response to climate change that has previously been taboo, geoengineering—the intentional, enduring,...

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08 May 2012 11:30 - 13:00

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Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)