The Planet Remade #372

June 03, 2016

This week we're taking a look at the controversial strategies and science of geoengineering. We'll speak to Oliver Morton, author of the new book "The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World", about how geoengineering might work, and the political and ethical questions surrounding it. We also chatted with Ryan Consell, builder of costumes and writer at Mad Art Lab, about the upcoming Skepchickcon track at CONvergence 2016.

Guests:

  • Oliver Morton
  • Ryan Consell

Guest Bios

Oliver Morton

Oliver Morton is the essays and briefings editor at The Economist, and specializes in energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues. Prior to his work at The Economist, he was the chief news and features editor of Nature. He is also the author of three books: "Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet"; "Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World"; and most recently "The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World".

Ryan Consell

Ryan is a costumer, armorer, and sculptor with a MASc in bicycle destruction and a background in science education. He is a blogger for Mad Art Lab and has been featured on TheMarySue, BoingBoing, io9 and Kotaku. He is best known for blogging about armor, his Slave Leo and Darth Shakespeare costumes, and his YouTube channel which details his forays into trampoline archery and other poor life choices.

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