The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid climate change of anywhere in the world. Offsetting these changes has been the explicit target of multiple geoengineering proposals. The potential effects of climate change and geoengineering would impact the people and natural resources of this sensitive region and would have knock-on effects for numerous areas throughout the rest of the world.
In this session, we explore the broad scope of geoengineering and the Arctic. We welcome proposals in a wide variety of areas, including technologies that are designed to be deployed in or directly impact the Arctic, natural and social science research on the effects and impacts of geoengineering on the Arctic, and the geopolitical role of the Arctic. Submissions relating to SRM, CDR, or any other category of geoengineering are welcome.
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.