EESI EarthTalks panel to discuss how to avoid a global hothouse

April 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Solutions for limiting global warming range from the experimental, such as solar geoengineering, to economic incentives like carbon pricing. The spring 2021 EESI EarthTalks series has examined many of these proposed solutions, but which ones are viable? A panel of experts from Penn State will review the solutions proposed throughout the semester and discuss the pros and cons of each at a talk at 4 p.m. Monday, April 26. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, and Chris Forest, professor of climate dynamics, will moderate the panel. Panelists are Susan Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute; Seth Blumsack, professor of energy policy and economics and international affairs; Tom Richard, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE); and Lara Fowler, assistant director of outreach and engagement, IEE, and senior lecturer, Penn State Law.

The panel is part of the spring 2021 EarthTalks series, “Energy and climate policy: How to avoid a global hothouse.” The series focuses on policies and technology that could help slow down global warming and addresses topics such as carbon taxes, renewable energy subsidies and the feasibility of carbon sequestration. For more information about the spring 2021 series, visit the EarthTalks website.


Last Updated April 21, 2021