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