Geoengineering - fantasy or feasible future?

21 September 2011

Portrait of Professor Richard Darton

with Professor Richard Darton
Emeritus Professor of Engineering Science

Professor Richard Darton is a Lead Researcher of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford Martin School; Emeritus Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford; and Emeritus Fellow of Keble College. He was the President of the European Fe...

Seminar from Alumni Weekend 2011

We face a huge challenge in satisfying the need for development that is sustainable in the long term, given our slow movement towards a low-carbon economy. Geoengineering is the deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems to address climate change. Which, if any, geoengineering proposals are technically feasible, and what the consequences might be, is something we need to know when considering our options. In this lecture, Richard Darton will look at the potential contribution of geoengineering and whether it offers a feasible future.