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Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Wilson Center

Thursday, November 10, 2011

“Proposals for using geoengineering to counteract global warming have been viewed with extreme skepticism, but as projections concerning the impact of climate change have become direr, a growing number of scientists have begun to argue that geoengineering deserves a second look.

“There is an overwhelming consensus in the scientific community that human activities are significant contributors to global temperature changes, even if other dynamics are also at work. Though there are still uncertainties about how fast the climate will change, there is substantial agreement that the impacts could become dangerous over the decades ahead. The greatest danger is that we could pass “tipping points” of self-amplifying, irreversible change into a much hotter world.”

The Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program is hosting a discussion on their new report, Geoengineering for Decision Makers, today at 12PM.

BPC’s Task Force on Geoengineering, which published its own report recently, will be represented by Co-Chair Jane Long.

Click here for full event details and a live webcast.

2011-11-10 00:00:00
Wilson Center
Jane Long of BPC’s Task Force on Geoengineering to discuss recent report at Wilson Center event