Challenging Climate

22. Oliver Morton on reaching net zero, and the feasibility and politics of geoengineering

November 01, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 22
Challenging Climate
22. Oliver Morton on reaching net zero, and the feasibility and politics of geoengineering
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Oliver Morton is The Economist’s briefings editor, specializing in the energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues. He is the author of The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World and most recently The Moon: A History for the Future. In this episode, we discuss ideas from The Planet Remade on climate change and how recent events have influenced our prospects of reaching net zero emissions, as well as tackle serious questions on deploying geoengineering to combat climate change.

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Introduction and background
Oliver's work as The Economist's briefings editor and author
The Planet Remade: climate action, geoengineering, and recent politics
Human impact on the nitrogen and water cycles
What's preventing us from deploying SRM right now? What more needs to be done?
Marine Cloud Brightening
The 'Concert' idea
What gives you optimism?