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Lecture on tackling climate change
11:20am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
WAYS to tackle climate change, from putting mirrors in space to erasing carbon dioxide from the air, are to be discussed at a lecture hosted at the University of Winchester on today.
In Engineering the Climate: Is It the Answer?, Professor John Shepherd will present the findings of the UK Royal Society following its review of geoengineering – deliberate intervention in the Earth’s climate system.
He will explore the climate effects, costs, risks and research and governance needs for various geoengineering approaches.
Professor Shepherd is a Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science at the University of Southampton, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a former deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
The lecture has been organised in partnership with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC), a charity founded in 2007 with the aim of transforming the city into a low-carbon district.
Christine Holloway, director of WinACC, said: “Some people have suggested we could deal with climate change by clever technical interventions, such as capturing greenhouse gases from the air and storing them underground or putting mirrors in space to reflect some of the sun’s rays. WinACC has invited Professor Shepherd to give us the latest news about the solutions that sound a little like science fiction.”
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