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.”
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.
“The best way to keep a secret is not to tell anybody, and if you have a real secret, I’d strongly advise you to never tell a computer.” CSPO PhD student Michael Burnam-Fink shares his take on privacy and Big Data.
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.
CSPO faculty members Jameson Wetmore and Ira Bennett were part of a group that worked this past summer produce videos for science museum staff members across the country on how to engage the public on issues relating to nanotechnology. This is the first video of seven.
CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy believes there is a lot the U.S. can learn from China’s innovation system. Click to read on…