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Gregory Benford, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics at the University of California at Irvine

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1967

B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1963

Professor Benford makes the case that a reduction of carbon emission in a timely manner is neither practical nor feasible. Instead, he supports the implementation of large-scale technological solutions like reflecting sunlight back into space and sequestering carbon in the oceans as more effective solutions to the climate problem.  As Professor of Physics at UC Irvine, Benford conducts research in plasma physics and astrophysics. In addition to more than 200 scientific publications, Dr. Benford has authored more than 20 science fiction novels, and received the United Nations Prize for Literature in 1994. In 1995 he received the Lord Prize for contributions to science. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a former Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA, and the White House Council on Space Policy.

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