Past Events

  • 2020 Mar 02

    Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model

    11:45am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Building B-500

    John Deutch on Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model

    Co-Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs  and Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program.

    Join us to hear from John Deutch, Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT's Department of Chemistry, and former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (1995-1996). Professor Deutch will discuss "Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model...

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  • 2019 Nov 25

    Space-based Solar Geoengineering Workshop

    (All day)

    Space-based systems were a significant portion of the early literature on solar geoengineering, but space-based methods have been all-but ignored in the last decade as geoengineering research grew. We convened an informal meeting to consider this topic at Harvard on November 25th, 2019. The attendees were scientists, scholars, writers and entrepreneurs primarily from the US and Europe, with interests in both the development of space and solar geoengineering. The aim was to discuss the two communities’ priors on this subject: that space-based approaches aren’t plausible (solar...

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  • 2019 Nov 20

    Seminar: Jesse Reynolds

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

    "Linking Solar Geoengineering and Emissions Abatement Policies: Strategically Resolving an International Climate Policy Dilemma"

    Solar geoengineering may be able to significantly reduce climate-change risks, but raises sharp controversy. The leading cause of controversy is the concern that its research, development, or use might inappropriately displace efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. A possible response would be to strategically link the international policies of abatement and solar geoengineering. I expand on this idea, including by disaggregating states based on...

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  • 2019 Nov 06

    Seminar: Katharine Ricke

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 440

    "A solar geoengineering and global income inequality paradox"

    Exploring heterogeneity in the economic impacts of solar geoengineering is a fundamental step towards understanding the risk tradeoff associated with a geoengineering option. To evaluate the impacts of solar geoengineering and greenhouse gas-driven climate change on equal terms, we apply macroeconomic impact models that have been widely applied to climate change impacts assessment. Consistent reduction in inter-country inequality can inform discussions of the distribution of impacts of solar geoengineering, a topic...

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  • 2019 Oct 16

    Seminar: Ulrike Lohmann

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 440

    "Cirrus seeding: Understanding the complicated little sister of stratospheric geoengineering"

    Climate engineering is a potential means to offset the climate warming caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gases. The most prominent and best researched climate engineering approach to alter Earth’s radiation balance is the injection of atmospheric aerosol particles or their precursor gases into the stratosphere, where these particles reflect solar radiation back to space. Climate engineering through cirrus cloud thinning, in contrast,...

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  • 2019 Sep 30

    Geoengineering in the Next 15 Years—Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities for Research

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    The event will start off with a brief introduction to the Geoengineering Modeling Research Consortium (GMRC), and then launch into a panel discussion which will address the bigger picture of solar geoengineering research, including both technical and political risks associated...

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  • 2019 Sep 17

    Humor & Geoengineering

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Humor & Geoengineering"

    Humor, like geoengineering, is about the clash between what is and what could be. In this unconventional, interactive session, researcher-turned-humanitarian Pablo Suarez and illustrious cartoonist Bob Mankoff will engage participants in exploring how the power of intelligent humor can be harnessed to support learning and dialogue about difficult issues. Focusing on climate risks and the prospects of geoengineering, we will share an experience of how humor works, how it can be used and misused, and what it can do to enable fruitful discussions...

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