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

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 feedback@yourcallradio.org.  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’sDepartment 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

Ali Budner came to KALW as a volunteer reporter with Crosscurrents in early 2009, then joined the Your Call team as a producer in March of 2010. She loves the dynamic daily interactions of live radio and the inspiring guests and listeners that Your Call attracts. She still makes stories for Crosscurrents in her free time.