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Creating Global Norms to Regulate Climate Engineering

Workshop

Speakers

David G. Victor, Stanford University

Date and Time

November 21, 2008 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Availability

Open to the public.

No RSVP required

Location

Encina Basement Conf Room

Encina Hall
616 Serra St., E008 (Ground floor)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

New evidence that the climate system may be especially sensitive to the build-up of green house gases and that humans are doing a poor job of controlling their effluent has animated discussions around the prospects of offsetting the human impact on climate through "geoengineering". Nearly all assessments of geoengineering have concluded that the option, while ridden with flaws and unknown side effects, is intreguing because of its low cost and the ability for one or a few nations to geoengineer the planet without cooperation from others.  I argue that norms to govern deployment of geoengineering sysytems  will be needed soon.

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