Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society

This is a collection of resources generated and gathered during the NSF Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Phase I award, It includes cases and a bibliography as well as teaching tools and general organizational information. This is a work in progress so check back often for more resources.

The materials gathered here are supported in part by a National Science Foundation Award (#1043289). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

  • Cases

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    These cases have been identified by CCEP to relate to issues of climate change, engineered systems and society.

  • Essays, Articles & Reports

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    These articles provide background reading on climate change, engineered systems, and society. They have all been identified as useful in the Climate Change and Engineering Partnership (CCEP).

  • Climate Change in the News

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    This page contains a collection of news articles that call attention to the issues surrounding climate change, engineered systems and society.  They begin with articles about the 2011 flooding in the midwest, and more articles will be added as they are brought to our attention.  If you know of articles that should be included here, please email us.

  • Other Resources

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    This is a selection of other web pages that provide useful resources on Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society. They have been gathered or created by the CCEP partnership.

Cite this page: "Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 7/20/2011 National Academy of Engineering Accessed: Sunday, March 01, 2015 <>

Highlighted Resources
  • The Climate Change Educational Partnership: Climate Change, Engineered Systems, and Society

    This report is the summary of three workshops on the interactions of climate change with engineered systems in society and the educational efforts needed to address them.

  • Infrastructure and Climate Change Videos - CCEP

    These videos were developed by the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of Engineering as part of a Phase I Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP). They are intended to serve as a starting point for discussion and enable educators and others to inform engineers and the public of the numerous challenges posed by climate change.

  • Climate Change, Engineered Systems, & Society Bibliography

    This bibliography includes a balance of the effects of climate change on engineered systems and more philosophical articles looking at wider issues of climate change and justice and communicating about climate change to different stakeholders. There is also a section on education at the very end.