Weston Roundtable: Wil Burns

Into the Great Wide Open? The Potential Promise and Perils of Climate Geoengineering

Thursday, December 03, 2015
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Recent analyses assert that by 2100, greenhouse gas reduction pledges made to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will still allow temperature increases of 2.7-3.5° C. This could have disastrous consequences for human institutions and natural ecosystems. As a result, increasing attention is being devoted to approaches once considered “forbidden territory.” This presentation will assess both potential benefits of climate geoengineering and possible negative impacts.
890-2517, allez@wisc.edu