YCEI Speaker Series
Each academic year, the Yale Climate and Energy Institute organizes a series of lectures by visiting experts on a broad range of topics in climate and energy. Presentations for the coming year include:
12/01/2014 - 2:00pm | Jon Egill Kristjansson, University of Oslo
As global anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, there is an increasing risk of serious disruptions in ecosystems due to global warming. As a consequence, research on climate engineering (CE) is receiving growing attention, also among climate scientists. But, even basic CE research using Earth System Models (ESMs) raises a series of ethical questions that need to be considered. Also, CE carries a risk of serious side effects, e.g., concerning the hydrological cycle.