This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
By deliberately intervening in Earth's radiation budget, climate engineering (or geoengineering) could reduce some of the impacts of climate change. Possible methods include (but are not limited to) stratospheric aerosol addition or marine cloud brightening, both of which would reflect some sunlight back to space, or cirrus cloud thinning to increase outgoing longwave radiation. This conference focuses on better understanding the processes and impacts associated with radiation management. This includes processes specific to individual methods, the projected climate response and its uncertainties, and the impacts, including those in the developing world, as well as the engineering aspects and the design of research to address risk.