What to Know about Geoengineering
Science for the Public _Working Science
April 22, 2016 at Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA,
Daniel Cziczo, Ph.D., Victor P. Starr Career Development Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cziczo Group Lab Dr. Cziczo has received numerous awards, including: NASA Group Achievement Award, ARCTAS Mission DOE Outstanding Performance Award, ISDAC Campaign, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, CIRES Outstanding Performance Award
What to do about the excess CO2 in our atmosphere that will remain for hundreds of years --even as we transition to renewable energy? The impact on Earth's climate is already obvious and it will continue. To reduce the inevitable climate damage, we have to find a way to deal with that long-term CO2. Various "solutions," commonly known as types of geoengineering, have been proposed. Here, Professor Cziczo explains the CO2 problem and the three major types of geoengineering and the issues associated with each type.
Dr. Cziczo's 2015 podcast What's the Science behind Climate Change?
Getting Ahead in the Clouds MIT Technology Review article about Professor Cziczo's research on aerosols in the atmosphere.
Dr. Cziczo on other Science for the Public programs:
- March, 2015 (a visit to the Cziczo lab at MIT) The Science of Clouds and Climate
- October, 2013 (Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations) Reading the Clouds to Understand Climate Change