Educators are increasingly including discussion of proposed climate engineering technologies in their discussions of climate change, environmental policy and humanity’s place in the world.  Students at the high school, college and graduate levels are beginning to ask what these concepts mean for environmentalism.  What are the best tools for teaching about climate engineering concepts? What challenges arise from talking about climate engineering concepts?

The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment works with educators at American University and elsewhere to develop materials that help guide these important discussions, in ways that open the conversation to more perspectives.


Recent Blogs




When the Humanities Are Useful in Teaching Climate Engineering

Education, Governance, NGO and Policy Engagement, Public Deliberation

Climate Engineering Conference 2017

Education, Governance, Public Deliberation, Public Perception, Solar Radiation Management

What a “post-truth” media ecology means for climate engineering research – Holly Jean Buck

Commentary, Education

Commentary: Can a Philosopher and a Scientist Co-teach a Class on Climate Engineering? – Thomas Ackerman & Stephen Gardiner

Education, Public Deliberation, Public Perception

REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING GEOENGINEERING – Guest Post – Paul Wapner, American University


Simon Nicholson – What is the Washington Geoengineering Consortium?