Technical Capabilities and Impacts of Geoengineering -- Committee Meeting July 16

A National Research Council committee evaluating a set of proposed technologies for intervening with changing climate, also known as geoengineering, will hold a public meeting to gather information from federal agencies, science and policy communities, and interested stakeholders. The committee's study intends to provide a scientific foundation that informs ethical, legal, and political discussions surrounding geoengineering. It will describe what is known about the science of several techniques such as solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal, their risks and intended and unintended consequences, and the technological capabilities and costs needed to implement them.

The meeting will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT in Room 125 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Registration is required. Reporters who wish to attend should contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail An agenda and more information about the project can be found at