Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

Questions about the Geopolitics of Climate Engineering

Lee Lane

January 2014

Hudson Institute


The U.S. intelligence community and other federal agencies have commissioned the National Academies of Science (NAS) to study climate engineering. The term ‘climate engineering’ (CE) refers to a family of concepts that might be used to curtail global warming. In 2013, the NAS assembled an expert panel to study the subject. The panel plans to issue a report in the fall of 2014.