Fighting Back Against Climate Change: Altering Earth’s Atmosphere

Solar geoengineering, the large-scale deliberate manipulation of Earth’s incoming radiation, is a contentious idea proposed as a tool to help fight the impacts of climate change. In this lecture we seek to highlight how the world is currently fighting climate change, discuss how solar geoengineering may fit into the solution web, and identify the cost of not studying solar geoengineering seriously. This lecture will challenge the audience to think critically about the risks and merits of solar geoengineering in the context of the world’s current climate policies, investigate common misconceptions of the technology, and delve into a high level account of current research in this area.

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