The panel discussion on 'Climate Engineering - who can we trust?' will be held at 7pm on Friday, March 13, at Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site. Whilst this event is being organised as part of SRM Science 2015, it is also open to the public (with free ticketed admission) as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
Amartya Sen is the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in welfare economics.
Onora O'Neill is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She became a crossbench member of the House of Lords in 1999. She has written on ethics and political philosophy, and her current work considers questions of trust and accountability in public life.
Martin Rees is an Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, and acted as the President of the Royal Society from 2005 to 2010. He became a crossbench member of the House of Lords in 2005.
David Keith divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School; and Calgary, where he helps lead a company developing technology to capture of CO2 from ambient air.
Oliver Morton is The Economist's briefings editor and the author of "Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet", a study of photosynthesis, its meanings and its implications, and "Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World". He is currently working on The Deliberate Planet, a book about geoengineering.