Geoengineering – taking control of our planet's climate

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Geoengineering – taking control of our planet's climate

Geoengineeringtaking controlof our planet’s climateScientific discussion meeting8 – 9 November 2010The Royal SocietyOrganised by: Professor Andy Ridgwell, Professor Chris Freeman andProfessor Richard Lampitt


Geoengineeringtaking control of ourplanet’s climateFront image: Illustration of various proposed geoengineering techniques, including solar radiation management andcarbon dioxide reduction. © Henning Dalhoff/Bonnier Publications/Science Photo LibraryBack image: © Victor De Schwanberg/SPLOrganised byOrganised by Professor Andy Ridgwell, Professor Chris Freeman andProfessor Richard LampittSynopsisSociety seems unable or unwilling tomake the drastic reductions in CO2emissions necessary to avoid‘dangerous’ (unacceptable) climatechange. A new science“Geoengineering” that until recentlywould have seemed pure sciencefiction, promises an alternative wayof temporarily regaining control ofclimate. This meeting considers thestate of this new science, and itsimplications to society.SpeakersInvited speakers and chairs includeProfessor Chris Freeman, ProfessorDavid Keith, Tim Kruger, ProfessorRichard Lampitt (Chair), ProfessorJohn Latham, Professor BrianLaunder FRS (Chair), Dr MargaretLeinen, Professor Damon Matthews,Professor John Mitchell OBE FRS,Professor Nicholas Pidgeon,Jonathon Porritt, Professor AndyRidgwell (Chair), Professor JohnShepherd CBE FRS, Dr JoySingarayer, Dr Carol Turley, ProfessorPaul Valdes (Chair), Dr NaomiVaughan, Professor Andrew WatsonFRS, Dr Matthew Watson, ProfessorRobert Watson.RegistrationThis meeting is free to attend, butpre-registration online is essential.The online registration form andprogramme information can befound at:royalsociety.org/eventsIssued: October 2010 DES1939Founded in 1660, the Royal Societyis the independent scientific academyof the UK, dedicated to promotingexcellence in scienceRegistered Charity No 207043The Royal Society6–9 Carlton House TerraceLondon SW1Y 5AGTel +44 (0)20 7451 2513Fax +44 (0)20 7930 2170Email events@royalsociety.orgWeb royalsociety.org/events

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