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Saturday, September 22 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cooling a Warming Planet? Public Perspectives on Climate Intervention Research

Some scientists have proposed research to investigate whether increasing the Earth’s reflectivity by making changes to the atmosphere, land, or oceans could reduce some effects of climate change. These ideas involve many ethical and social considerations, and this daylong deliberation will allow you to share your voice. How would you balance the risks and tradeoffs of these proposed research activities? Should research go forward? If so, who should fund it, and who should carry it out? Discuss these questions while sharing your values, priorities, and concerns. Apply to be one of approximately 100 participants in Boston who will consider these issues together, making recommendations to scientists and policymakers.

Participants who are selected will receive a $100 stipend for their participation. You don’t need to know anything about the topic to be selected and we are targeting a group of participants with diverse backgrounds.

Apply by September 8 to participate


Museum of Science


Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

This program is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is presented in collaboration with Arizona State University.

Public Event

Free Event. No Exhibit Halls admission required.

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