Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.
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
By Daniel Sarewitz My predictions for the next 20 years or so: Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and typhoons, earthquakes, and droughts will afflict more people than ever, at … Continue reading
Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, hosted a free screening of director Terry Gilliam’s cult classic Brazil.
Horizon 2020 and the Vilnius Declaration urges us to bring what we know and can do to bear on societal challenges that are shared around the globe, argues CSPO affiliate and Senior Sustainability Scientist and Human Evolution and Social Change Professor Ed Hackett, in his Science, Technology and Human Values editorial.
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
“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.
“Interdisciplinarity, innovation, and collaboration might be the buzzwords of today’s academics, but we’re still a long way from figuring out how to do these things in a meaningful & substantial way,” argues CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy.
In this personal essay, CSPO HSD student Brenda Trinidad shares her journey of her love of space and what she believes the next chapter is for human’s exploration in the Final Frontier.
Finally, a Bond movie with a weapon we should actually make. David Guston (CSPO co-director) and Ed Finn (director for ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination) believe someone should make James Bond’s biometric Walther PPK/S gun.