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Seminar - Open to the Public

Techno-Optimism or Pessimism? "Fixing" the Planet's Climate Problems

Wed., Mar. 31, 2010 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Speakers:Bryan Walsh, environment reporter for Time Magazine; Jeff Goodell, author of "How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate"

Last in a spring seminar series on "Climate Change & the Media," sponsored by the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy.

This seminar will focus on the role of the media in communicating about new clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as controversial proposals, such as geoengineering, to 'fix' the climate change problem through technology.  The seminar will look at ways to improve the public dialogue over climate change and technology.