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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kelly Wanser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kelly Wanser, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kelly Wanser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kelly Wanser, often where they are interviewed.

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Is Reflecting Sunlight from the Atmosphere a Bridge to the Future?: Kelly Wanser

Long Now: Conversations at The Interval
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Recent data shows damage from climate change rapidly increasing. There are many scientifically proposed methods (from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.K. Royal Society, and the American Geophysical Union among others) for directly reducing atmospheric heat. Yet to date there are still no formal research programs or capabilities to further explore these geoengineering ideas. What are the potential risks and benefits? How do we balance this effort vs. emissions reduction and restoring the natural system?
 Kelly Wanser of SilverLining discusses her work advocating, educating and coordinating research on this important effort to combat climate change.

Kelly Wanser, as Executive Director of SilverLining, helps drive research that will ensure safe pathways for climate for people and ecosystems within the coming decade. She works to accelerate adoption of technologies that help us understand and manage climate as a complex systems problem. Ms. Wanser works closely with leading scientists, engineers, technologists and government leaders on efforts to increase research and accelerate progress on reducing atmospheric heat. She testified before the U.S. House Space, Science and Technology Committee as part of a panel on "Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology." She serves as Board Director for BioCarbon Engineering, who use drone and AI technology to help restore ecosystems, and is a Senior Advisor to BlackBirch, whose hyper-local data helps companies manage weather risk.

Jan 15 2020

1hr 27mins

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Ep 50: Kelly Wanser, Executive Director at SilverLining

My Climate Journey
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Today’s guest is Kelly Wanser, Executive Director of SilverLining, a mission organization driving research to ensure safe pathways for climate within a decade.

Previously, Kelly was the director of the Marine Cloud Brightening Project, a program focused on research in reflecting sunlight to reduce heat in climate. Kelly is member of the National Academy of Sciences President’s Circle. She also served as Senior Advisor to Ocean Conservancy on climate-ocean risk and to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on industry strategy for fusion energy. A technologist, executive and entrepreneur, she previously founded companies in IT infrastructure, analytics and security, and is the author of over 20 patents. She resides in San Francisco.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • Overview of geoengineering
  • Challenge of predicting earth system’s response to heat stress and risk of hitting catastrophic tipping points
  • 'The case for geoengineering
  • SilverLining’s work, and how it came to be
  • What the critics say about geoengineering, and Kelly’s responses
  • 'Some example projects they have taken on at SilverLining'
  • How the org is funded, and future goals in this regard
  • What fossil fuel companies think of geoengineering
  • Potential risks, side effects, and unintended consequences
  • Research vs widescale deployment, the best ways to stage exploration in this area
  • What else can be impactful in the climate fight
  • Kelly’s advice to others trying to find their lane to help

Links to topics discussed in this episode:

Stephen Schneider: https://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/References/Biography.html

IPCC special report on oceans and cryosphere: https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/

The Royal Society: https://royalsociety.org/

Marine cloud brightening: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_cloud_brightening

Strategic aerosol injection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_aerosol_injection

Some links provided by Kelly to learn more about her work:

You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

Enjoy the show!

Oct 31 2019

1hr 17mins

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Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser

TED Talks Daily
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As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we're only starting to understand. Climate activist Kelly Wanser asks: Can we engineer ways to harness this effect and further reduce warming? Learn more about the promises and risks of "cloud brightening" -- and how it could help restore our climate to health.

Sep 01 2019

14mins

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Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser

TED Talks Daily (HD video)
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As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we're only starting to understand. Climate activist Kelly Wanser asks: Can we engineer ways to harness this effect and further reduce warming? Learn more about the promises and risks of "cloud brightening" -- and how it could help restore our climate to health.

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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Medicina urgente para la fiebre climática | Kelly Wanser

TEDTalks Ciencia y Medicina
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Conforme calentamos el planeta de forma imprudente por culpa de los gases de efecto invernadero, algunas de las emisiones industriales producen partículas que reflejan los rayos del sol, lo que provoca que sepamos aún menos de lo que creíamos sobre el calentamiento global. La activista por el clima Kelly Wanser se pregunta: ¿podemos ingeniar formas de aprovechar este efecto y reducir aún más el calentamiento? Infórmate sobre las ventajas y los riesgos del "abrillantamiento de nubes" (y sobre cómo podría ayudar a devolverle la salud al clima).

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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Medicamento de emergência para a febre do nosso clima | Kelly Wanser

TEDTalks Ciência e Medicina
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Enquanto nós imprudentemente aquecemos o planeta com a liberação de gases de efeito estufa na atmosfera, algumas das emissões industriais também produzem partículas que refletem luz solar de volta para o espaço, criando uma grande dúvida na questão do aquecimento global. A ativista do clima, Kelly Wanser, nos pergunta: "Podemos criar maneiras de conseguir esse efeito e ainda diminuir o aquecimento?" Saiba mais sobre as promessas e riscos do clareamento das nuvens, e como ele poderá nos ajudar a restaurar a saúde do nosso clima.

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser

TED Talks Science and Medicine
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As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we're only starting to understand. Climate activist Kelly Wanser asks: Can we engineer ways to harness this effect and further reduce warming? Learn more about the promises and risks of "cloud brightening" -- and how it could help restore our climate to health.

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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지구 온난화에 대한 응급조치 | 켈리 왠저 (Kelly Wanser)

TEDTalks 과학과 의료
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우리가 온실가스를 대기로 배출함으로써 지구의 온난화를 무자비하게 가중시키고 있는 동안, 산업용 배기가스 배출은 태양 빛을 우주로 다시 반사해보내는 입자를 생산하고 있고, 그것은 우리가 이제 겨우 이해하기 시작한 지구 온난화를 억제합니다. 기후변화 운동가인 켈리 왠저는 우리에게 묻습니다. 우리가 이러한 효과를 활용하여 온난화를 감소시킬 수 있는 방법을 고안할 수 있을까요? "구름 표백"의 가능성과 위험성에 대해서 알아보고, 그것이 우리 기후를 다시 건강하게 복구시키는데 어떻게 도움이 될지도 알아봅시다.

Aug 28 2019

14mins

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#28 Technology and Climate Change - The Next Frontier - Kelly Wanser

Momenta Edge
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Kelly Wanser is a technologist and entrepreneur, Executive Director of SilverLining, a not for profit climate research organization. Previously she was Principle Director of the The Marine Cloud Brightening Project, a program focused on research in reflecting sunlight to reduce heat in climate. She also sits on the Board of Directors for BioCarbon Engineering. Our conversation focused on the application of technology to address the challenges of climate change, and how the initiatives she works with are looking to expand on research in the public sector. Kelly is an articulate advocate of the imperative to marshal the resources of Silicon Valley’s tech innovators to address the pressing global issues of our era.

Sep 26 2018

54mins

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