In this symposium, leading scholars will grapple with the complexities of attempts to use technological innovation and transfer to address climate change. Renewable energy sources reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and nonrenewable energy sources, and in the process, our greenhouse gas emissions, but must be readily available and practical to provide the country with the energy it needs to continue to grow and prosper. Geoengineering is increasingly part of the policy discussion as concerns grow that our efforts at mitigation will be inadequate. However, this emerging field must contend with the potential for unexpected environmental impacts, as well as important legal and moral questions.

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