“Convergence: Atmospheric Science, Technology, and Society, 1900-1960,” Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of Sigma Xi and Allegheny College, Oct. 31, 2013.
“Fixing the Sky,” Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Seminar, East Boothbay Harbor, ME, Nov. 15, 2013.
“Artificial Clouds,” presentation at the conference on Sensing Change: Mapping the Climatic Imaginary through Art, Science and History, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, November 9, 2013.
Dissertation defense, external examiner for Angela Long Callahan, “Satellite Meteorology in the Cold War Era: Scientific Coalitions and International Leadership,” Georgia Institute of Technology, Nov. 6, 2013.
Fleming, James R. 2013. “A History of Weather and Climate Control.” Opinion Article, Geoengineering Our Climate Working Paper and Opinion Article Series. Available at:
Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Japanese edition, Shinobu Onizawa, transl. Tokyo: Kinokunya, 2012.
Event Report: “If something is wrong with the sky, shoot at it; weaponising the climate”
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Jan. 17-21, Potsdam, Germany, Pictur(e)ing Climate
Jan. 22-26, New Orleans, American Meteorological Society, Harry Wexler lecture, book award
Feb. 2-3, Boston, Colby Trustees
April 5-6, Grinnell College, Iowa, “Fixing the Sky” for All-College Convocation
April 25-27, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, “Fixing the Sky” sponsored by History and Sociology of Technology, Economics, and Public Policy
May 8, MIT, Cambridge, MA, “Fixing the Sky” for all-Institute MIT Energy Initiative
May 13-17, Mainz, Germany, Geoengineering
June 25-29, Manchester, UK, Cold War/ Blue Planet, Keynote lecture at Imperial War Museum, North
June 30-July 7, Manchester, UK
July 6, London, Anglo-American IHR, Ancients and Moderns
July 13, Fort Collins, Colorado State University banquet speaker 50th anniversary of atmospheric science.
Aug. 5-11, Washington, DC, IPCC Working group III AR5
Oct. 2, Orono, Geddes Simpson Memorial Lecture at the University of Maine, Fixing the Sky
Oct. 4-7, Copenhagen, Denmark, SHOT — roundtable on comedy
Oct. 11-16, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Grand Challenges panel on The Anthropocene: Planet Earth in the Age of Humans
Nov. 15-18, San Diego, HSS — session on comedy, invited lecture on Harry Wexler and the Emergence of Atmospheric Science
Dec. 10-13, Paris — dissertation defense at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
[Jan. 6-10, 2013] Austin, TX — American Meteorological Society
Fixing the Sky interview on the radio.
History for the Future, WRCT-Pittsburgh, http://www.historyforthefuture.org/wordpress/?p=903