August 4, 2019: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea? | Prairie Public Broadcasting

August 4, 2019: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?

Aug 2, 2019

August 4 at 5pm:

DEBATE: Is engineering solar radiation a crazy idea?

Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in recent years. But just what are the risks – and possible rewards – of using techniques like injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to decrease global temperatures? 

FOR THE MOTION

Clive Hamilton, Professor & Author, "Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering"

Anjali Viswamohanan, Scholar, Oxford

AGAINST THE MOTION

David Keith, Professor, Harvard & Founder, Carbon Engineering

Ted Parson, Professor, UCLA