Members of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique are invited to the Winchester University public enterprise lecture series. This months Enterprise lecture is titled "Engineering the climate: is it the answer?"
This is an enterprise lecture, in partnership with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC), by Professor John Shepherd CBE FRS.
Can deliberate intervention in the Earth’s climate system provide a realistic means of tackling climate change? From putting mirrors up in space to scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air, Professor Shepherd will present the findings of a review of Geoengineering carried-out by the UK Royal Society and talk through the climate effects, costs, risks, and research and governance needs for various approaches. The possible role of geoengineering in a portfolio of responses to climate change will be discussed, and various recent initiatives to establish good governance of research activity will be reviewed.
Professor John Shepherd is Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science at the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre. A former Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
To book a place please email [masked] or telephone 01962 827083.