Climate technology you hope you'll never need

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period1 Sep 2021

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  • TitleClimate technology you hope you'll never need
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTU Delft Stories of Science
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    DescriptionCould clouds be modified to slow global warming? Cloud expert Herman Russchenberg is investigating climate intervention but hopes his theories will never be put to the test. The scientific director of TU Delft’s Climate Action Programme says it’s crucial to focus on ways of achieving zero CO2 emissions first and foremost, and for people to adapt to climate change. But a €22m investment will create space for the development of tools to be used in case of climate emergencies. ‘Climate engineering is like a fire engine. You hope you’ll never need one but it’s good to have one on stand-by.’
    Producer/AuthorWeb editors Stories of Science
    PersonsH.W.J. Russchenberg