GC019:
Climate Intervention: Is Geo-engineering in Earth’s Future?





Session ID#: 26627

Session Description:
The goal of last year’s ratified Paris accord to limit global warming to 2°C (=3.6°F) is unlikely achieved by voluntary emission reductions.  Beyond greenhouse gas actions, climate intervention – a form of geo-engineering – is a means of limiting and even reducing the extent of global warming. This approach builds on humanity’s tradition of devising practical solutions to human needs and challenges, but is highly controversial as it presents a host of complex scientific, technical, economic, policy, and ethical challenges. The topic, therefore, requires public and professional discourse. This session will bring together speakers that address societal issues, policy and technical approaches, and 40min of moderated, interactive panel discussion that engages the in-room audience and online viewers through a live-polling interface that gauges perceptions. The topic is both timely and controversial, so we are confident that it will have broad interest among meeting attendees, media, and general public.
Primary Convener:  Ben van der Pluijm, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Conveners:  Ariel D Anbar, Arizona State University, School of Molecular Sciences, Tempe, AZ, United States and Linda R Rowan, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Biogeosciences, Public Affairs, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jonathan Proctor1, Solomon M Hsiang1, Jennifer A Burney2, Marshall Burke3 and Wolfram Schlenker4, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)Columbia University, New York, United States
Anthony Crawford Jones1, James Matthew Haywood1, Matt Hawcroft2, Andy Jones3, Nick J Dunstone4 and Kevin Hodges5, (1)University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom, (2)University of Exeter, CEMPS, Exeter, United Kingdom, (3)Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, Exeter, United Kingdom, (4)Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, United Kingdom, (5)University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom
Adil Alshammari1, Duke Brantley2, Camelia C Knapp2 and Venkataraman Lakshmi3, (1)University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States, (2)University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States, (3)University of South Carolina, School of Earth Ocean and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States
Qin Wang, John Moore and Duoying Ji, Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing, China
Jerry Tjiputra, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway and Siv K Lauvset, Uni Research, Uni Climate, Bergen, Norway
Wenli Wang1, Douglas MacMartin1, John C. Moore2 and Duoying Ji3, (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing, China, (3)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Robert Fry1, Michael Routh1, Sambhudas Chaudhuri1, Steven Fry1, Madeline Ison2, Steven Hughes1, Christian Komor1, Ken Klabunde1, Vijay Sethi3, Don Collins3, William Polkinghorn4, Barry Wroobel1, Jeramy Hughes2, Grant Gower1 and Jerry Shkolnik1, (1)Climate Restoration Technologies, Omaha, NE, United States, (2)Climate Restoration Technologies, Omaha, United States, (3)Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY, United States, (4)Consultant, Upper Marlboro, MD, United States
Camelia C Knapp1, James H. Knapp2, Duke Brantley3, Venkataraman Lakshmi4, Khaled Almutairi2, Dawod Almayahi2, Olusoga M Akintunde5 and John Ollmann6, (1)University of South Carolina Columbia, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, Columbia, SC, United States, (2)University of South Carolina Columbia, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States, (3)University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States, (4)Univ South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States, (5)TGS, Houston, TX, United States, (6)University of South Carolina Columbia, School of the Earth, Ocean, and, Environment, Columbia, SC, United States
Steven J Desch1, Hilairy Ellen Hartnett2, Christopher E. Groppi3 and Stephen J Romaniello2, (1)Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States
Michael Wolovick, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Janos Pasztor, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States; Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), New York, NY, United States
Alan Robock1, Lili Xia1, Simone Tilmes2, Michael J Mills2, Jadwiga Richter2, Ben Kravitz3 and Douglas MacMartin4, (1)Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (4)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Thomas P Ackerman, Univ of WA--JISAO, Seattle, WA, United States
Mark D Boryta1, Robert M. Nelson2, Bruce W Hapke3, Kenneth S. Manatt4, Yuriy Shkuratov5, Kurt Vandervoort6, Christina Vides1 and John Quinones7, (1)Mt San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, United States, (2)Planetary Science Institute, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth and Space Science Division, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Kararzin University, Institute for Astronomy, Kharkiv, Ukraine, (6)California State University at Pomona, Department of Physics, Pomona, CA, United States, (7)Mount San Antonio College, Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Walnut, CA, United States
Zhen Dai1, Debra Weisenstein1 and David Keith2, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Engineering and Applied Sciences and Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, United States
Peter J Irvine1, David Keith2, Jie He3, Gabriel Vecchi4 and Larry Wayne Horowitz4, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Engineering and Applied Sciences and Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)GFDL, Princeton, United States, (4)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Leslie A Field1, Alexander Sholtz1, Satish Chetty2, Anthony Manzara1, Doug Johnson1, Evangelos Christodoulou1, Roman Decca1, Paul Walter1, Kalyan Katuri1, Subarna Bhattacharyya3, Detelina Ivanova3, Velimir Mlaker3 and Donald K Perovich4, (1)Ice911 Research Corporation, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)Beyond 66 Solutions, Mountain View, CA, United States, (3)Climformatics, Fremont, CA, United States, (4)Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, United States
David Keith, Harvard University, Engineering and Applied Sciences and Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, United States, John A Dykema, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA, United States and Frank N Keutsch, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
John A Dykema1, Frank N Keutsch1 and David Keith2, (1)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Engineering and Applied Sciences and Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, United States