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Five Hard Questions about Geo-Engineering a Cooler Planet

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, United States

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This is the first of 3 programs scheduled on the topic of geo-engineering.

The series is titled:

THE ETHICS OF COOLING THE PLANET THROUGH GEO-ENGINEERING

 

Five Hard Questions about Geo-Engineering a Cooler Planet

Attempts by scientists to find ways of reversing global warming are real, and so are the ethical questions about manipulating nature for human benefit.

Dr. Moellendorf  will address this topic from the intersection of science and philosophy by leading the audience in discussing five moral concerns:

  • Is geo-engineering playing God?
  • How do we deal with the fact that our knowledge is limited?
  • How should geo-engineering be governed?
  • Who has the right to intentionally alter the earth's climate?
  • Does investment in geo-engineering create a moral hazard?

Guest speaker:

Darrel Moellendorf
San Diego State University

 

Please visit our website for more information

http://www.ethicscenter.net/event/five-hard-questions-about-geo-engineering-cooler-planet

       

This series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University
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Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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