Steve Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he is also Director of the Program on Ethics. His research focuses on global environmental problems, justice towards future generations, and virtue ethics. Much of his work centers on climate ethics and on solar geoengineering technologies.

Steve is the author of A Perfect Moral Storm (Oxford, 2011), and co-author of Debating Climate Ethics (Oxford, 2016) and Dialogues on Climate Justice (Routledge, 2023). He is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Ethics (Oxford, in press) and Virtue Ethics, Old and New (Cornell, 2005). He is the lead co-editor of The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate: Justice, Legitimacy and Governance (Routledge, 2020) and Climate Ethics: Essential Readings (Oxford, 2010). He is also the joint co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics (Oxford, 2016).

Steve has published more than fifty articles and book chapters, including in leading general journals in philosophy (e.g., Ethics; Ethics and International Affairs; Journal of Political Philosophy; Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy and Public Affairs) and specialist environmental journals (e.g., Climatic ChangeEnvironmental Ethics; Ethics, Policy & the Environment; Environmental Values). His work has been supported by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust (UK), and the Australian Research Council. It has often been cited by major reports on environmental issues, and is widely referred to across disciplines.

Steve has held visiting fellowships at a number of institutions around the world, including the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Oxford University (UK – multiple), Princeton University, the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), the University of Melbourne (Australia), the University of Reading (UK), and the University of Sydney (Australia). In 2021, he presented the Academy Lecture for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Alan Saunders Lecture in Public Ethics at the Australasian Association for Philosophy, which was broadcast nationally by Australian Public Radio.