December 2016

01.12.2016

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Lecture: Climate Engineering: A Problem Solved or a Problem Magnified?

1. December 2016, Amsterdam / NL

"Over the last decade, the idea of solving the climate crisis using technical means has gained an increasing amount of attention. If the social and political challenges of reducing emissions are too great, why not look for scientific and engineering solutions instead? Unfortunately, big technologies can raise complicated social issues and climate engineering turns out to be not as straightforward as promised. During this lunch lecture Professor Chrisopher J. Preston will look at some of the ethical and political questions raised by the prospect of deliberately engineering the climate."

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06.12.2016

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Lecture: Geoengineering climate change: do two wrongs make a right?

06. December 2016, Newcastle / UK

"Professor Nicholas J P Owens, Director, The Scottish Association for Marine Science. Human-induced climate change is happening, and attempts to reduce the pace of change through energy policy are proving difficult. One suggested response is to use engineering solutions on a planetary scale to reduce the impact and effects of the changes – so called geoengineering. In this lecture Professor Owens will explain what geoengineering solutions are being proposed, their potential effectiveness and the ethics of the approach."

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07.12.2016

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Lecture: Exploring Ethics: Ethics of Climate Change and Climate Engineering

07. December 2016, San Diego / USA

"This is your chance to take part in an in-depth discussion about important scientific topics. In partnership with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Fleet holds an open forum to discuss hot-button subjects from an ethical viewpoint with expert panelists. The event is free but registration required. To sign up, please visit the Ethics Center website at ethicscenter.net."

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08.12.2016

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Seminar: Solar Geoengineering Seminar at Harvard

08. December 2016, Cambridge / USA

"I will explore the nature of the risks such CE challenges would pose, how these are likely to interact with characteristics of the proposed intervention technologies in shaping the interests of major states, and potential interactions with other components of climate policy."

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12.12.2016

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AGU Fall Meeting (multiple CE topics, see read more)

12.-16. December 2016, Session at AGU Fall Meeting, San Fancisco/USA

For a comprehensive list of CE-relevant events, click read more (↓)

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15.12.2016

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[canceled!] Lecture: Assessing and Reducing the Risks of Solar Geoengineering

[canceled!] 15.12.2016, Hamburg / Germany

Lecture by David Keith. "I will discuss new results suggesting it may be possible to implement solar
geoengineering using stratospheric aerosols without ozone loss while significantly
reducing some other important side effects. Estimates of the risks and efficacy of
solar geoengineering are deeply uncertain."

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