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Techno-Optimism or Pessimism? "Fixing" the Planet's Climate Problems


Techno-Optimism or Pessimism? "Fixing" the Planet's Climate Problems

Series: ENRP Seminar
Open to the Public - Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
March 31, 2010
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Moderators: Cristine Russell
Matthew Bunn, Discussant

Related Projects: Environment and Natural Resources, Energy Technology Innovation Policy, Science, Technology, and Public Policy


Last in a spring seminar series on "Climate Change & the Media," sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy.

This seminar will focus on the role of the media in communicating about new clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as controversial proposals, such as geoengineering, to 'fix' the climate change problem through technology.  The seminar will look at ways to improve the public dialogue over climate change and technology.

All are welcome and invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Speaker Info:

Jeff Goodell is a best-selling author and journalist. His latest book, How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate will be published in April by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, and his work has appeared in many publications, including The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired. Goodell is the author of four previous books including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

Bryan Walsh is a national environment writer for TIME Magazine. He writes TIME's "Going Green" column, which focuses on environmental issues, and he frequently writes news stories on climate change and energy. A former Tokyo bureau chief for TIME, Walsh also worked as a Hong Kong-based reporter.  He is now based in New York.


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