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Climate Conversations: Solar Geoengineering

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Thursday, 20 May 2021, 3:00

Thursday, May 20, 2021. 3:00 PM. Climate Conversations: Solar Geoengineering. Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences; Chris Field, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Frank Sesno, George Washington University. Sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. More information here.

Solar geoengineering refers to a set of possible strategies to help reduce global warming by increasing the amount of solar radiation reflected away from Earth. Frank Sesno (George Washington University) will moderate a conversation with Marcia McNutt (National Academy of Sciences) and Chris Field (Stanford University) about how and whether solar geoengineering should fit into broader efforts to address climate change, the role of research in helping inform decisions about implementation, and the complex global ethics and governance issues associated with solar geoengineering. The webinar will include discussion of the new National Academies report, Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance, which was chaired by Dr. Field.

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