"The politics of climate engineering" by Clive Hamilton

Past Event

17 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 series is hosted by the Institute for Science and Ethics

An emerging lobby group of scientists and venture capitalists is backing a major program of research into geoengineering as the solution to global warming. Some have a Promethean ambition to control the global climate; others are far more cautious. Who are they and what are their motivations? How are they setting the terms of the debate?

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.