NYU’s Educating for Sustainability Lecture: with the Carnegie Institution’s Ken Caldeira, Feb. 14


In his public lecture “Geoengineering Earth’s Climate: Crazy or Necessary,” Ken Caldeira, a Stanford University climate scientist, will discuss what is understood scientifically about geoengineering proposals to counteract some of the effects of high concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and places this scientific knowledge in a broader political and ethical context.

NYU’s Educating for Sustainability Lecture: with the Carnegie Institution’s Ken Caldeira, Feb. 14
Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Energy, based at Stanford University

“Geoengineering Earth’s Climate: Crazy or Necessary?"

 

  • WHO: Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Energy, based at Stanford University
  • WHAT: Public lecture: “Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Crazy or Necessary”
  • WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 6-7:30 PM
  • WHERE: NYU Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, 1st Floor Barasch Theater, NYC. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A,C,E,B,D,F,M (West 4th Street).

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP online here.

For more information about the Educating for Sustainability series, or other NYU Sustainability programming, please call 212.998.1073 or go to www.nyu.edu/sustainability/.

Interfering with the Earth’s climate system to counteract global warming is a controversial concept. However, relying solely on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to bring climate risk to acceptable levels seems perhaps to be based on an overly optimistic view of the potential for human cooperation.

In his public lecture “Geoengineering Earth’s Climate: Crazy or Necessary,” Ken Caldeira, a Stanford University climate scientist, will discuss what is understood scientifically about geoengineering proposals to counteract some of the effects of high concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and places this scientific knowledge in a broader political and ethical context.

The Educating for Sustainability series, which brings environmental scholars and leaders to NYU for public lectures, is cosponsored by the Sustainability Task Force and the Environmental Studies program.

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