Under the leadership of David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Keith Group is a fast-growing team of researchers working at the intersection of climate science and technology with a focus on the science and public policy of solar geoengineering.

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A Case for Climate Engineering

By David Keith

This book provides a clear and accessible overview of the costs and risks, and how climate engineering might fit into a larger program for managing climate change.

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Climate Shock

By Gernot Warner and Martin L. Weitzman

Demonstrating that climate change can and should be dealt with, Climate Shock tackles the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time. A Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015, Austria’s Natural Science Book of the Year 2017.

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Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program

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About David Keith

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy for twenty five years. He took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won MIT's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009.

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