Modifying Earth’s climate is one of the largest proposed activities in history. Designing, constructing, and managing such a large endeavor will require engineering. We explore engineering questions from both a systems and deployment perspective and how they can inform the science of SRM and CDR climate engineering.
Ben Kravitz is a climate scientist in the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research involves using climate models to understand climate response to perturbations on a variety of timescales. Ben's focus is on climate model simulations of geoengineering. He is the coordinator of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), an international effort to understand the robust responses of climate models to standardized scenarios of geoengineering.