KIVI Buffet Lecture: Climate engineering, science fiction or future?
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Scientists and engineers are investigating technologies to cool down the planet. This can be done by releasing aerosols in the stratosphere. Herman Russchenberg (Professor Atmospheric Remote Sensing, TU Delft) hopes we will never have to use these techniques, but he thinks it’s wise to investigate the possibilities anyway. Frank Biermann (Professor of Global Sustainability Governance, UU) sheds light on the political implications: how can climate engineering be organized in a democratic and fair way, if at all? Philosopher Patrick Smith (PhD, UT) reflects on the ethical issues: who is responsible when things go wrong?
Costs for the buffet: € 5,00 for students and € 10,00 for others
Participation is free if you only want to attend the lectures (start 18.30h). You do not have to sign up for that.
This event will be in English and is a cooperation between KIVI Students Twente, Studium Generale and HV Ockham.