Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are prestigious international conferences focused on issues of cutting-edge science and in June there was a Gordon conference focused on SRM. To their credit, the conference organisers made sure that there was a session entirely about SRM impacts in the developing world and we were delighted that it was run entirely by researchers from the DMF.
Chris Lennard (University of Cape Town, South Africa) led the discussion. He reported on SRM research in the Global South and drew attention to the fact that the climate-vulnerable countries are likely to be most affected by the impacts of climate change and SRM..
Inés Camilloni (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) presented her DMF research on the “La Plata Basin Hydroclimate Response to Solar Radiation Modification with Stratospheric Aerosol Injection”, while Heri Kuswanto (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia) presented on the “Impact of Solar Geoengineering on Temperatures over the Indonesian Maritime Continent”.
Numerous other friends of and collaborators with the Degrees Initiative also attended. More details on the topics covered by the conference can be found here.