Solar Geoengineering: A radical, frightening, and hopeful climate responseYour Title Goes Here

Solar geoengineering is a potential climate response that would cool the Earth’s surface and alter many other climate changes by scattering about 1% of incoming sunlight back to space.  Solar geoengineering can only imperfectly correct for elevated greenhouse gases, but it might complement other climate responses, reducing some risks, while introducing new ones. It also brings new challenges to global governance. As climate alarm and calls for effective near-term action mount, solar geoengineering is attracting increased attention and controversy.  There are also ongoing concerns about risks, misuse, or over-reliance on this apparent remedy. The talk will discuss how solar geoengineering might be used in a socio-political context to either beneficial or destructive effects.

Edward A. (Ted) Parson is Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He studies international environmental law and policy, the role of science and technology in policy-making, and the political economy of regulation and has led and served on multiple advisory committees at the national and international level.

Dr. Parson holds degrees in physics from the University of Toronto and in management science from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard.

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