May 3, 2018, 11:00 am3:00 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
  • Open To Public
  • RSVP Required
Event Description

Climate engineering is the deliberate human intervention in the world climate in order to reduce global warming. It includes carbon dioxide removal methods, such as capture and storage of carbon dioxide in rock formations, and solar radiation management, such as stratospheric aerosol injection. Climate engineering is at the cutting edge of engineering and technological progress, and certain methods are now both technologically feasible as well as relatively inexpensive. Given the potentially significant first-mover advantage, we should expect to see attempts at climate engineering by governments (acting alone or together) or private entities in our lifetime — or that of the next generations. In addition to a burgeoning scientific body of work, an emerging literature also exists on ethics and policy dimensions. However, in spite of the relevance of climate engineering to religion and spirituality, there has been little outreach by climate scientists to religious leaders. The purpose of the event is to facilitate this discussion. Please RSVP to Angella Sandford,


Confirmed participants:


The Rev. Alison Boden, Dean of Religious Life

Barbara Buckinx, Associate Research Scholar, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination 

Michelle Frazer, PhD Candidate, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Egemen Kolemen, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, PPPL

The Rev. Bill Neely, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

Robert Socolow, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scholar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Imam Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain

Michael Wolovick, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences