SOLAR GEOENGINEERING: Warnings from Scientists, Indigenous Peoples, Youth, and Climate Activists

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

11 am – 1:30 EDT /  5 pm – 6:30 pm CET

Facebook Live

Event Overview

Once relegated to the fringe of the climate debate, ideas to use solar geoengineering to mask rising temperatures are receiving increasing attention from some scientists, governments, and the media. Catchy headlines about silver bullet fixes often downplay the real and profound risks that such technologies pose — including potentially devastating harm to ecosystems, increased droughts and extreme weather events, and the disruption of food production for millions of people around the world. These impacts would affect all of us, but would fall most heavily on Indigenous peoples and communities in the Global South. The illusion of a technological quick fix could also delay real climate solutions, putting both present and future generations at risk.

On June 9th, leading scientists, Indigenous leaders, youth and climate activists discuss the growing risks and unequal impacts of solar geoengineering and explore how climate action is possible without dangerous technological fixes. 

Speakers include: Michael Mann, Raymond Pierrehumbert, and Jennie Stephens. Along with leading voices from movements, Indigenous peoples and the Global South: Tom Goldtooth, Naomi Klein, Åsa Larsson Blind, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, and Greta Thunberg. 

The event is organized by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), The ETC Group, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Indigenous Environmental Network, Saami Council, WhatNext?, in collaboration with the Hands Off Mother Earth! (HOME) Campaign, the Swedish Stop Scopex Network, and Researchers Desk.
The event will be hosted via Facebook Live. To connect your organization’s page to the livestream, please contact Cate Bonacini at the Center for International Environmental Law or Laura Dunn at The ETC Group.

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