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It’s Electrifying! Class #5: What’s possible? Tackling climate change with geo-engineering
March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In partnership with Princeton Adult School, Sustainable Princeton is pleased to present: It’s Electrifying!
March 29, 2023
Instructor: David Vanderbilt
The first priority for addressing global climate change is the reduction of emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and we also need to prepare in advance for the negative impacts of climate change. But what else are scientists exploring? Is it possible to actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere, or reduce the intensity of sunlight reaching the earth via global-scale strategies like cloud whitening or space mirrors? This talk will consider some of these “geoengineering” approaches to climate modification. We will try to separate fantasy from potential reality, with due attention to the practical and ethical drawbacks of strategies.
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