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Exploring Ethics Lecture Series: Geoengineering II

Graphic logo for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

Above: Graphic logo for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

In conjunction with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center welcomes guests to encounter science from an ethical viewpoint during the Exploring Ethics lecture series.

Held on the first Wednesday of each month, this ongoing series brings together community leaders of various backgrounds to examine current scientific issues from diverse perspectives. Bring your own questions and join in the discussion!

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 come explore the ethics behind Geoengineering (Part II), featuring Darrel Moellendorf, professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University.

Attempts by scientists to find ways of reversing global warming are real, and so are the ethical questions about manipulating nature for human benefit. Dr. Moellendorf will address "Hard Questions About Geo-Engineering a Cooler Planet" from the intersection of science and philosophy by leading the audience in discussing five moral concerns:
- Is geo-engineering playing God?
- How do we deal with the fact that our knowledge is limited?
- How should geo-engineering be governed?
- Who has the right to intentionally alter the earth's climate?
- Does investment in geo-engineering create a moral hazard?

*The program is free but registration is required.

To RSVP: call (858) 822-2647 or send an email to ethicscenter@ucsd.edu with the following information: Date & topic, name, phone number & email address and indicate if you would like to be added to the Ethics Center mailing list

Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Google Map

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