Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.
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.
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.
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.
What is Student Pugwash and how does it relate to science and technology policy? Student Pugwash USA president Sharlissa Moore explains in this post for As We Now Think.
In his first post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz discusses the l’Aquila Seven and what the media is not covering.
G. Pascal Zachary reflects on James D. Watson and his memoir The Double Helix.