Climate Intervention - a special seminar by Prof Ken Caldeira

Past Event

09 March 2015, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dobson Room, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

The Oxford Geoengineering Programme, an initiative of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, is pleased to announce that Professor Ken Caldeira of Stanford University will be giving a seminar in the Dobson Room at Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics between 2pm and 3pm on Monday 9 March.

He will be discussing the recently published reports from the US National Research Council on Climate Intervention, of which he was an author. The two reports, one on Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth and the other on Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration set out a series of recommendations relating to the broad range of proposed geoengineering techniques.

Ken Caldeira is a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, where his job is “to make important scientific discoveries.” He also serves as a Professor (by courtesy) in the Stanford University Department of Environmental Earth System Science. Caldeira serves on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences panel on Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts. He was also a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR5 report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. In 2010, he was a co-author of the 2010 US National Academy America's Climate Choices report and was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He participated in the UK Royal Society geoengineering panel in 2009 and ocean acidification panel in 2005. Caldeira was co-ordinating lead author of the oceans chapter for the 2005 IPCC report on Carbon Capture and Storage.