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.