The New American Economy: If we learn to control the weather, can we stop climate change?

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Geo engineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming. Is this a good idea? Dr. Patricia DeMarco invites Wil Burns to discuss the potential benefits and risks, as well as the moral, ethical and political considerations of this budding technology.

Wil Burns is Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment at the School of International Service, American University. He formerly served as the Director of the Energy Policy and Climate program at Johns Hopkins University, and was Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs for the State of Wisconsin in the 1990s.