Dr Hugh Hunt sharing an insight into his research on climate change, highlighting the prospect and reality of refreezing the Arctic.
Is it too late to save the Arctic without using geoengineering techniques?
With so much at stake, what should the limits of geoengineering be? What are the technical and moral limits? Who should be involved in this discussion and what would it take to save the Arctic?
Dr Hugh Hunt
Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration in the University of Cambridge, is a Fellow of Trinity College. His principal interests are in dynamics and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs.
His most recent research is in the fields of renewable energy and geoengineering, including the SPICE project – technology for cooling the Earth by 2 degrees C if CO2 emissions targets are not met.
Other research includes the control of vibration from underground railway, bells, clocks and wind turbines. Dr Hunt does television work and was Lead Engineer in award-winning documentaries (“Dambusters: building the bouncing bomb”, “Digging the Great Escape”, “Escape from Colditz” and “Attack of the “Zeppelins”) which have been broadcast around the world.
He took his first degree in Engineering from Melbourne University, Australia and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has accumulated an impressive collection of boomerangs, many of the home-made. He uses these to inspire students in the study of Dynamics and Mechanics.
Hugh is also Keeper of the Trinity Clock, housed in one of the oldest buildings in Trinity: King Edward’s Gate.