Energy Research at the University of Washington

Stephen Gardiner

Energy Research Area: Ethical dimensions of environmental policy, especially climate change, precaution and risk, geoengineering, and nuclear energy.

Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment
College of Arts and Sciences

Steve is currently working on issues of environmental justice and future generations, especially as they concern global climate change. Recent work includes pieces on the ethics of geoengineering, responsibility for past emissions, climate change and human rights, nuclear protection, and the precautionary principle. Steve is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm: the Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Oxford, 2011), the coordinating co-editor of Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010), and the editor of Virtue Ethics: Old and New (Cornell, 2005). He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Environmental Ethics for Oxford University Press.

Record last updated on September 21st 2012 PDT.