UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Spraying particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and cool the planet is a highly debated option for combatting climate change. David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and professor of public policy at Harvard University, will discuss the possibility of using solar geoengineering to offset some of the impacts of climate change at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb, 8. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.
Keith is best known for his work in the field of solar geoengineering. He led the development and currently directs Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” in 2009 and received Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.
Keith’s talk is part of the spring 2021 EarthTalks series, “Energy and climate policy: How to avoid a global hothouse.” The series focuses on policies and technology that could help slow down global warming and addresses topics such as carbon taxes, renewable energy subsidies and the feasibility of carbon sequestration. For more information about the spring 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks website.