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David Keith

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Pierce Hall 123
29 Oxford Street
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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David Keith

Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Contact:
Telephone: 403-775-6162
Email: david_keith@harvard.edu
Website: http://keith.seas.harvard.edu/

 

Experience

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy for twenty years. He took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was listed as one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009 (article). David's academic appointments are at Harvard where he serves as the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. David divides his time between Boston and Calgary where he serves as president of Carbon Engineeringa start-up company developing industrial scale technologies for capture of CO2 from ambient air.


Assistant: Xiomara Forbez
Email: xforbez@seas.harvard.edu
Telephone: 857-600-8131

 

 

By Date

2013

January 2013

"The Fate of an Engineered Planet"

Journal Article, Scientific American, issue 1, volume 308

By David Keith, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Andy Parker, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Solar engineering and other exceptionally ambitious new technologies to deal with the reality of rising global temperatures come riddled with uncertainties. To illustrate how complex the problem is and what kind of challenges lie ahead, here are three contrasting, and somewhat fantastical, scenarios.

 

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