As We Now Think

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

Are we sovereign?

by Clark Miller, CSPO Associate Director Scotland’s historic vote posed a deceptively simple question: Should Scotland be an independent nation? The question is deceptive because under it lays one of … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s the End of the World as We Prefer It, and I Feel … Stupid

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

April 24, 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

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

As Gwen Ottinger Now Thinks

Gwen Ottinger sets about answering important questions about the pursuit of “responsible innovation,” and the barriers to achieving it, in an important new book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges.”

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Energy Technology Breakthroughs in Context

PhD student Miles Brundage believes we shouldn’t put too much faith in finding a technological miracle to solve climate change, or any societal problem.

March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Will Politicians Actually Heed the Lessons of Sandy?

CSPO associate director Clark Miller says Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that our infrastructure is not ready for climate change.

November 5, 2012 · 1 Comment