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Geoengineering: in case of emergency, break glass

This October our EngTalk debates the critical topic of Geoengineering, focussing on Solar Radiation Management in particular, the ability to influence the amount of solar radiation that is absorbed into a climate system. Planet earth is facing an imminent climate emergency, a future of unprecedented life-changing events that need urgent solutions. In the wake of this crisis, what options do we have?

Geoengineering is the large-scale intervention of the earth’s climate systems with the aim to counteract climate change, could this solution reverse large-scale greenhouse-gas production?  If so, what are the proposed techniques and are they even safe to test?

Join the debate on 25 October when we welcome Rupert Read, academic, Green Party campaigner and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion on the EngTalk stage alongside Dr Pete Irvine, a lecturer in climate science in the Earth Sciences department of UCL who has been studying Solar Radiation Management (SRM) since 2009.

This EngTalk will see Rupert, Peter and the audience discuss all angles of a debate that affects both humanity and the future of our planet.

  • EngTalk
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development
Time

25 Oct 2021

1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Add to Calendar 10/25/2021 13:30 10/25/2021 14:30 Geoengineering: in case of emergency, break glass Join the debate on 25 October when we welcome Rupert Read, academic, Green Party campaigner and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion on the EngTalk stage alongside Dr Pete Irvine, a lecturer in climate science in the Earth Sciences department of UCL who has been studying Solar Radiation Management (SRM) since 2009. London, UK

Organiser

IET Events

Registration Information

This EngTalk is free to attend.

Pre-registration is advised as our EngTalks are very popular.

Under 16’s are very welcome at this event if accompanied by a responsible adult. Please add under 16’s as an additional delegate to your booking. Please note that no data is stored on under 16 registrants.

 

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Speakers

Rupert Read

Rupert Read

Associate Professor of Philosophy - University of East Anglia

Rupert Read is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of East Anglia and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. He has represented Extinction Rebellion on national radio and television, including on Radio 4's Today Program and on the BBC's Politics Live.

His recent academic focus has been on the precautionary principle, a strategy that encourages decision-makers to adopt precautionary measures when scientific evidence about an environmental hazard is uncertain. He has also authored many books including, ‘This Civilisation Is Finished’ and ‘Facing Up to Climate Reality’.

Previously, Rupert was a spokesperson, national parliamentary candidate, European parliamentary candidate and councillor for the Green Party of England and Wales. He continues to be active in Green Party politics to this day.

Dr. Pete Irvine

Dr. Pete Irvine

Lecturer in climate science - UCL Earth Sciences

Pete is a lecturer in climate science in the Earth Sciences department of UCL and has been studying Solar Radiation Management (SRM) since 2009.

Pete’s background is in physics and climate modeling, and he began studying SRM in 2009 when he started his PhD at Bristol University. Since then, he has continued to work on SRM collaborating with researchers from a wide range of disciplines, first at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam and then at Harvard University.

With almost 40 peer-reviewed publications and several comments, Pete is one of the most widely published researchers in the field of SRM.

Location

Online event

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This event will be streamed live and is available to watch online only from any location across the world.

Programme

 

13:30pm

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14:30pm

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Programme subject to change.

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