"Why geoengineering?" by Clive Hamilton

Past Event

01 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 has led us to the point where serious attention is now being paid to the possibility of regulating the Earth’s climate system? If the structure of political systems, the power of lobby groups and the influence of denial and evasion have prevented effective measures to reduce carbon emissions, how will these same factors condition the development and possible deployment of climate engineering?

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.