6 - 20 October 2017

Literature and Landscape

Oliver Morton

The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

  • 25
  • Oct

2015

Sunday

4.00pm

Image of Oliver MortonJulian Anderson

  • Image of Oliver Morton

'The way a society imagines its future matters. And who gets to do the imagining matters.’ With his bold new book The Planet Remade: How GeoEngineering Could Change The World, Oliver Morton chronicles the rich history of climate change and the science and politics that underpin it. Accepting that getting humans to stop warming the planet is proving impossibly hard, he examines some of the dramatic technological and geoengineering alternatives that could slow or stop the warming, from a stratospheric veil against the sun to a fleet of unmanned ships seeding clouds.

Come and hear him explore the science, history, politics and plausability of these new technologies and consider why they are so passionately opposed. Oliver is an award-winning writer and journalist. His books include Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet and Mapping Stars: Science, Imagination and The Birth of a World.