Solar Geoengineering Seminar Series


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 440

"A Solar Geoengineering and Global Income Inequality Paradox"


Katherine Ricke, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


Amy Chang

Lunch is provided with RSVP to


David Keith, Faculty Associate. Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.


Exploring heterogeneity in the economic impacts of solar geoengineering is a fundamental step towards understanding the risk tradeoff associated with a geoengineering option. To evaluate the impacts of solar geoengineering and greenhouse gas-driven climate change on equal terms, we apply macroeconomic impact models that have been widely applied to climate change impacts assessment. Consistent reduction in inter-country inequality can inform discussions of the distribution of impacts of solar geoengineering, a topic of concern in geoengineering ethics and governance debates.