Climate Engineering Gordon Research Conference

Newry, ME

Radiation Management Climate Engineering: Technology, Modeling, Efficacy, and Risks
July 23-28, 2017
Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME

Chairs:
David Keith & Alan Robock

Vice Chairs:
Douglas MacMartin & Trude Storelvmo

Climate engineering, also called geoengineering, is the idea of deliberately intervening in Earth’s global radiation budget with the goal of reducing some of the risks of accumulating greenhouse gases. The two most frequently discussed possibilities are injecting aerosols into the stratosphere or adding aerosols to low marine clouds, both of which would reflect more sunlight to space; other possibilities include artificially thinning cirrus cloud cover to increasing outgoing longwave radiation. This conference will focus on the scientific questions associated with this set of technologies with the goal of fostering a better understanding of their efficacy and risks.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

9:00 am – 12:30 pm Economics and Impact Assessment
Discussion Leader: Martin Weitzman (Harvard University, USA)
9:00 am – 9:40 am Gernot Wagner (Harvard University, USA)
“Feedbacks Between Solar Geoengineering and Mitigation Decisions”
9:40 am – 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:10 am Kate Ricke (University of California, San Diego, USA)
“A Portfolio Approach to Geoengineering Technology Assessment”
11:10 am – 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am – 12:10 pm Geoffrey Heal (Columbia University, USA)
“Notes on the Economics of Geoengineering”
12:10 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion

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