Jane Flegal & Peter Frumhoff on SRM and Public Engagement
Recently, Jane Flegal, Doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, and FCEA scholar in residence chatted by phone with Peter Frumhoff, Director of Science and Policy and Chief Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
The conversation mostly centers around the proper role for and forms of public engagement around proposed solar climate engineering experiments.
They also speak about:
- the responsibilities of researchers funded by private sources
- what the Trump administration and its position on climate change might mean for research in this field
- the role the environmentally NGO community in this moment
You’ll hear references to:
- the Climate Engineering Conference – CEC17 which takes place October 9-12, 2017 in Berlin
- Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs)
- the UN IPCC Special Report on the 1.5 Degree target
- The Harvard ScoPEx Experiment (Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment) which is being planned to take place over the Arizona desert sometime in 2018 or 2019
- The Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), a new initiative of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Relevant recent publications for Jane and Peter include:
Jane A. Flegal and Aarti Gupta – Evoking equity as a rationale for solar geoengineering research? Scrutinizing emerging expert visions of equity
Peter C. Frumhoff and Jennie C. Stephen – The Siren Call of US Funding for Solar Geoengineering Research
You can also check out an earlier great conversation between Jane and Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes Professor of Science and Society, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, here.