As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Ebola case shows importance of teamwork in healthcare

by Heather Ross. The White House’s announcement on Friday that it has Ebola “under control” is patently ridiculous. If the spread of Ebola to the United States impacts anything, I hope that it will be the recognition of the critical importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork.

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The social costs of energy transitions

by Clark A. Miller Even as leader after leader in New York exhorted each other last week to take action to address climate change, a steady drumbeat of news has … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are we sovereign?

by Clark Miller, CSPO Associate Director Scotland’s historic vote posed a deceptively simple question: Should Scotland be an independent nation? The question is deceptive because under it lays one of … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Carbon controls and a solar surge: Are public attitudes changing the game?

By Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice, CSPO and Lightworks Debates about federal carbon control regulations and a solar-energy-induced “death spiral” for electric utilities have been heating up, but along separate … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Climate Pragmatism Framework Prioritizes Energy Access as Driver of Innovation and Development

“Climate change can’t be solved on the backs of the world’s poorest people,” said Daniel Sarewitz, a report coauthor and CSPO co-director. “The key to solving for both climate and poverty is helping nations build innovative energy systems that can deliver cheap, clean, and reliable power.”

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is Our Future Nuclear?

With Pandora’s Promise appearing this week on CNN, nuclear power advocates have ramped up their sales pitch, arguing that radiation isn’t dangerous and that nuclear can scale faster than renewables. Both claims are problematic, say CSPO professors Clark Miller and Jen Richter

November 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Coming Revolution in Global Energy Wealth

“Humanity’s challenge is …. to build an energy future in which the financial benefits of energy production are widely distributed across and within societies,” argues CSPO Associate Director Professor Clark Miller.

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Frogs, Oil, Sustainable Development

CSPO senior lecturer Mary Jane Parmentier illustrates the challenges and complexity of balancing competing domestic and foreign interests and finding a sustainable solution for Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fishing for bacteria: A step into the biofuel world

Recent ASU graduate Travis McKnight explains the potential of biofuels and how it could benefit society.

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Navajo Water Hunt

Latasha Ball and Eric Kennedy, students of CSPO faculty member Gregg Zachary, provide a revealing glimpse of two parallel technological systems in the Navajo nation in northern Arizona.

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
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