March 24th 7:00pm-9:30pm:
With climate impacts arriving fast than forecast and the growing risk to vulnerable nations increasing, scientists remain vocally divided on whether geoengineering should be deployed to buy us time as we confront the climate crisis.
Professor Lord Martin Rees has spoken previously of the need for climate geoengineering research to be progressed but has highlighted the need for caution in what the overall impacts might be. He has also stressed the risk of disputes between countries if impacts continue to strike once deployment has occurred, predicting that the people who will benefit the most will be the lawyers.
Professor David Keith is a Harvard-based climate policy and energy expert, as well as being a leading authority on solar geoengineering and carbon capture from the atmosphere. He is an advocate for further research into solar geoengineering, stating that climate modeling results demonstrate that the benefits to the most vulnerable nations could by far outweigh the risks.
Venue: Online: Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/293922458987
Date: March 31
With advancing climate impacts comes the need to rapidly rethink and retool how we organise and run our societies. In this session we have invited four speakers with a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience in the critical space between informing democracy, development of pragmatic solutions, and the policy challenges associated with making society actually work in a just and equitable way.
Link for ONLINE attendees: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-climate-lecture-series-ccls-tickets-266253520447
Oliver Morton and Holly J Buck discuss two types of geoengineering: Solar Radiation Management (SRM) & Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR).
Description: This event will bring together leading international speakers to talk about their experience of the impacts of environmental change and discuss how recognising climate change as an issue of human wellbeing and justice has informed their own work and advocacy for change. We will look for shared lessons of relevance to people throughout the world, consider how a health and justice-based perspective on climate action could reshape our progress in the coming years and how this can form our road to COP26 and beyond.
Martin Rees, Bryony Worthington, Partha Dasgupta, Emily Shuckburgh, Oliver Morton
Climate Change and Biodiversity: Time For Action
Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions
Watch the high-res version here:
Recorded: 15th May, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.