Past Events

  • 2019 May 01

    Seminar: Ken Caldeira

    11:30am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 429

    "Fast and slow climate system responses to solar geoengineering"

    Factors that affect the radiative forcing of climate rapidly alter the atmosphere before substantial change in ocean temperatures occur (fast climate response). Later, the climate system responds to changes in ocean temperature (slow climate response). Numerical simulations indicate that the fast climate response can differ markedly across radiative forcing agents but their slow responses are similar. Solar geoengineering largely 'works' because solar geoengineering is good at offsetting the slow climate response...

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  • 2019 Apr 03

    Discussion with Mike Hulme, Mark Lawrence, and Forrest Clingerman

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 429

    Forrest Clingerman, Ohio Northern University, will moderate a discussion with Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge, and Mark Lawrence, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam 
    Lunch provided
    RSVP: acchang [at] seas.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Feb 07

    Is International Law Ready for Marine Geoengineering?

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    The EPS Faculty Lounge (Hoffman Lab 409), 20 Oxford St

    On February 7th, Kerryn Brent and Jeff McGee from the University of Tasmania will give a talk titled, “Is International Law Ready for Marine Geoengineering?” followed by a Q&A and discussion. 

    Summary: The world’s oceans are a key site for site CDR and SRM proposals. There is a large body of international law that governs human activities in the world’s oceans.  We find the capacity of these rules to govern marine geoengineering is limited in three ways. First, states have different rights and obligations concerning marine geoengineering depending on whether it...

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  • 2018 Dec 05

    Solar Geoengineering Reading Group

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Museum 418, 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

    A weekly reading group, interspersed with more formal seminars, to deepen members’ understanding of solar geoengineering research. Lunch provided. RSVP to Lizzie Burns: eburns [at] g.harvard.edu.

    On December 5th, Pete Irvine will discuss Florian Rabitz's 2018 publication, “Governing the termination problem in solar radiation management.”

    Abstract: Technologies for Solar Radiation...

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  • 2018 Nov 28

    Solar Geoengineering Reading Group

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 429, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

    A weekly reading group, interspersed with more formal seminars, to deepen members’ understanding of solar geoengineering research. Lunch provided. RSVP to Lizzie Burns: eburns [at] g.harvard.edu.

    On November 28th, Wake Smith will discuss a proposed organizational structure for solar geoengineering deployment.

  • 2018 Nov 07

    Solar Geoengineering Reading Group

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 429, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA

    A weekly reading group, interspersed with more formal seminars, to deepen members’ understanding of solar geoengineering research. Lunch provided. RSVP to Lizzie Burns: eburns [at] g.harvard.edu.

    On November 7th, Gernot Wagner will be discussing his paper "Decentralized nonstate environmental intervention: the case of solar geoengineering" (joint with Jesse L. Reynolds).

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