Leonard Barrie & Paul Shepson Talk About Geoengineering & the Future

Video Shot in: 2024

Dr. Leonard Barrie discusses his perspective on the future and climate change. While he expresses skepticism about meeting the targets set by international accords due to the time required for implementing new technologies and infrastructures, he remains optimistic about the gradual “Greening” of societies. Barrie acknowledges the challenges in transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, highlighting the complexities of updating electric grids and the slow pace of change. He emphasizes the importance of economics in driving the adoption of renewable energy, noting the declining costs of solar panels. However, Barrie also expresses concern about the environmental impacts of climate change, particularly in the Arctic, where he fears future generations may not experience the same environment as the present one.