Media Tip Sheet: Legal Experts on GeoEngineering and Climate Change

April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2024)—The New York Times recently published an article, Can We Engineer Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? The article highlights new ways the world is trying to combat climate change, without necessarily having to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The technologies attempting to re-engineer the natural environment, and surrounding laws, are still very new.

If you would like more context on the matter, please consider the George Washington University experts Emily Hammond or Robert Glicksman.

Glicksman, the J.B. and Maurice C Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the George Washington University is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on environmental, natural resources, and administrative law issues. Glicksman’s areas of expertise include environmental and natural resources law, along with others. Glicksman has consulted on various environmental and natural resources law issues, including work for the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Glicksman has been featured in and written for numerous publications, including his most recent highlight in The Green Clash Between Renewables and Conservations.


Hammond; Glen Earl Weston Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School. Hammond is a nationally recognized expert in energy, environmental and administrative law. Prior to teaching, Hammond was an environmental engineer bringing fluency between the intersection of law, science and policy. Hammond has held a presidential appointment at the Department of Energy, where they served as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement as well as Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Litigation.

Hammond’s publications include legal analyses of CWA issues and peer-reviewed hydrological studies.

If you wish to speak with Prof. Hammond or Prof. Glicksman, please contact Media Relations Specialist Shannon Mitchell at [email protected].