excerpted from Hacking the Climate
Recorded on May 2015

Will Geoengineering be Unpopular?


Ken Caldeira, atmospheric scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institution for Science, discusses whether or not geoengineering will be an unpopular solution to combating climate change. "I was at a meeting where there was a fellow there from Ghana who stood up and said, 'If we're having crop failures and we think that putting aerosols in the stratosphere can cool the weather and allow us to grow our crops, we would be all in favor of it,'" said Caldeira.

Speakers at this Event

Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University

Professor of Law, UC Davis

Co-chair, Task Force on Geoengineering, Bipartisan Policy Center

Physicist and Inventor