Forrest Clingerman, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and religion, is author of a chapter in the just-published book, “Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management,” edited by Christopher Preston and published by Lexington Books. The chapter is “Between Babel and Pelagius: Religion, Theology and Geoengineering.” The book is a groundbreaking collection of essays discussing the ethical issues related to geo-engineering, which is the artificial manipulation of the earth's climate to mitigate for climate change or other purposes. Clingerman’s essay is one of the first scholarly publications to investigate theological and religious responses to geoengineering.
Clingerman has also been named co-editor, with Brian Treanor of Loyola Marymount University, of a new book series to be published by Fordham University Press. The series will be called “Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology.” It is the first series devoted to the intersection between philosophy, theology and ethics on environmental issues. The first volumes of the series will be published in 2013.