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Engineering a cooler planet

15 Jun 2015
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A whole range of scientists are looking at engineering technologies to mitigate climate change. We could for example reflect more solar radiation back into space by making more reflective clouds; or we could trap carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and bury it underground, to diminish the “greenhouse” effect. Would such technologies work, and would there be side effects? And who would decide whether to do this, and when, if ever, to stop?

Guests

Professor Richard Darton: Co-Director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme at the Oxford Martin School

Professor Steve Rayner: James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography; Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society

 

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Presenter: Paul Barclay

Producer: Karin Zsivanovits

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