Washington Geoengineering Consortium

Dear colleagues —

I’ve been working with Wil Burns and Michael Thompson on a new initiative we’re calling the Washington Geoengineering Consortium. The effort has a website that is growing quite quickly in terms of coverage and scope, www.dcgeoconsortium.

We’re eager to make sure that the resources we are developing are relevant to those of you who talk about climate geoengineering in your classrooms or who are conducting research on the topic. Wil and Michael have already prepared a comprehensive timeline and a collection of legal resources. The site also has a busy blog, podcasts, and the like.

We’re hoping to learn from you, what kinds of resources would you like to see on a site like this one?

We’d also like to know, from those of you who have engaged classes in conversations about climate geoengineering or other complex and fraught technologies, what has worked well? What do you do to make such conversations worthwhile and compelling? One of our aims, ultimately, is to provide assistance as colleagues develop course units and perhaps entire courses on climate geoengineering. To that end, can you share resources and tips with us?

Please send any ideas directly to me and I’ll collate for the blog: simon.nicholson@american.edu

Simon Nicholson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program
School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016


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