As We Now Think

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

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

Redesigning the Future of Education

“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.

October 2, 2013 · 1 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

Rethinking Conservation for a Crowded Planet

Chad Monfreda, a Ph.D. Candidate in CSPO’s HSD Program, reflects on how a growing circle of new conservationists are shaking the bedrock of modern conservation movement.

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

China’s National Innovation System: Learning from a Holistic, National Approach to Innovation

CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy believes there is a lot the U.S. can learn from China’s innovation system. Click to read on…

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Social Media and Middle Eastern Politics

In this post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO senior lecturer Mary Jane Parmentier discusses an online role-playing simulation she assigned her students. In the simulation, students from ASU, Bar Ilan University and Sapir College play a variety of figures in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dubai: Technology or Freedom

Despite having limited rights, citizens of Dubai have not protested their government. In this post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO associate professor Jamey Wetmore shares his view on the reason why.

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Plight of Orphaned Chimpanzees

In this post, CSPO professor of practice G. Pascal Zachary recalls his interaction with Jimmy, an orphaned chimpanzee in west Africa.

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment
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