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November 2017

Geo-engineering, Political Legitimacy and Justice (Conference)

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm PDT
University of Washington, HUM 145, Seattle, WA Seattle, WA + Google Map

The Geoengineering, Political Legitimacy and Justice Conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and the Program on Values in Society, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington, to be held in room HUB 145, on November 2nd (9:00-4:45) and November 3rd (9:30-5:00). Open to the public.                    

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Climate Science on Tap (Panel Discussion)

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Naked City Brewery and Tap House, 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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Climate Engineering - What Is It and Should It Be Field Tested? Will the world act on climate change fast enough? If not, some propose that we consider geoengineering - the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment. To explore the risks and feasibility of geoengineering, both Harvard University and the University of Washington have proposed testing geoengineering by putting aerosols in the stratosphere or tweaking the brightness of clouds. This Climate Science on Tap panel discussion will explore geoengineering, and the scientific, political and…

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December 2017

Energy and Climate Policy: Will the World Act on Climate Fast Enough?

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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Will the World Act on Climate Change Fast Enough? Two years ago nations came together for an inspiring, although long overdue global agreement for climate action. Now the Trump administration's climate deniers control EPA. Stronger action by State governments may give hope for enactment of critical energy and climate policy.

This free envent brings a panel of leading experts including Reed Schuler, J.D., Senior Climate Policy Advisor to Washington State Governor Inslee and former Obama administration State Department negotiator at the 2015 Paris Climate Talks; Nick Touran, Ph.D. Nuclear Physicist, TerraPower; and LuAnne Thompson, Ph.D. Oceanographer, UW Program on Climate Change.

Free! Doors open at 6:00pm. Climate Trivia at 6:30. Panel starts at 7:00pm.

Learn about policy strategies for meeting world energy needs without climate-changing fossil fuels. What can Washington State do? What can we each do?

Moderator: P. Sean McDonald, Ph.D., Program of the Environment, and School for Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

Come enjoy the moderated discussion and bring your questions. Have dinner at the food truck, beer or cider, and a lively conversation around the tables.

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