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The Ivy welcomes Sam Bleicher to discuss his recent book The Plot to Cool the Planet.
June 2020. An outspoken climate scientist is murdered. Investigators believe she was assassinated to end her forceful advocacy for untested geoengineering techniques that might slow global warming.
Frequent extreme storms and rising sea levels are undermining the viability of coastal cities. Millions of subsistence farmers and fishermen are facing ruin as crops yields fall and fisheries disappear. No nation volunteers to take in climate refugees.
Frustrated by the global paralysis, three small-island diplomats secretly launch a rogue venture to cool the planet. The odds of success are low, and the threat to their careers and lives is tangible. But they feel morally obligated to try. Their project uncovers other surreptitious interventions, causing perilous political, diplomatic, and military confrontations.
Sam Bleicher is a graduate of Harvard law, a professor at Georgetown Law School, and the principal of The Strategic Path LLC.
TIME & DATE
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm