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Today on Your Call: Is geo-engineering our last hope against global warming?

May 9, 2013

Is geo-engineering our last hope against global warming, or is it a false solution?  On the next Your Call, we’ll have a debate about geo-engineering.  While environmentalists say we need to keep reducing carbon emissions, some scientists are researching the potential of artificial interventions—like adding sulfur to the atmosphere.  How bad would the climate have to get for us to use strategies like this?  Join us at 10 or email  What do you think about the necessity or morality of climate manipulation?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.


Ken Caldeira, atmospheric scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University

Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Stuart University in Canberra, Australia; and author of Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering

Web Resources:

Earth Island Journal and Grist invite you to attend: Hack the Sky? A Public Debate on Geoengineering

Featuring Ken Caldeira and Clive Hamilton                                                                                                                    Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7 p.m                                                                                                                                          The David Brower Center                                                                                                                                                  2150 Allston Way, one block from Downtown Berkely BART                                                                                      

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Earth Island Journal: Hack the Sky? Clive Hamilton

Blog Critics: Book Review: Earth Masters: Playing God with the Climate by Clive Hamilton

Ken Caldeira

The European Magazine: The Atmosphere Should Not Be Our Waste Dump

NewScientist: What the UN ban on geoengineering really means