"Geoengineering technologies" by Clive Hamilton

Past Event

08 May 2012, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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.