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Is Solar Geoengineering a Viable Tool in the Climate Policy Arsenal?

April 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This is a hybrid event. For those attending virtually, a Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event.

As the planet nears the critical warming threshold of 1.5C (3F), a class of controversial climate interventions, often described under the umbrella term of “Geoengineering”—the intentional manipulation of Earth’s planetary environment to offset the warming effects of carbon pollution–are coming increasingly into focus on the national and international policy stage. Such manipulations potentially include what’s called “solar geoengineering” or “Solar Radiation Management” , which refer to efforts to reduce the surface warming by the Sun (e.g. through the periodic injection of reflective particles into the stratosphere to mimic the cooling by an explosive volcanic eruption). They also include approaches to capture carbon from the atmosphere, followed by subsequent storage beneath Earth’s surface or in the deep ocean, known as carbon dioxide removal.

A panel with diverse views and backgrounds on the topic will explore questions surrounding solar geoengineering.

The Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media is excited to host and sponsor this event with Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and Perry World House. This event will be both in-person and streamed live and recorded for later viewing.



Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
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Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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