As We Now Think

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

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

Modern Day Yei T’soh

Alaina George, a CSPO alum and member of the Navajo Nation, discusses the history and the future of the Navajo and energy.

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Growing Up Navajo, Near a Mine

This essay, by an ASU undergraduate, explores the human dimensions of socio-technical systems, and their contradictions, as seen through a single life. The writer, LaTasha Ball, grew up and was educated on the Navajo reservaton in northern Arizona. She is beginning an immersive field project on the intersection of water, power and the Navajo.

February 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Little Engine That Could

When it came to decreasing carbon emissions, for years the United States was the “little engine that couldn’t.” Now times have changed and CSPO associate director Clark A. Miller says there are things the public can do to continue this decrease in carbon emissions.

February 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Renewable Nuclear Redux

Can renewable energies suffer the same fate as nuclear? In this post for As We Now Think, CSPO research associate Chad Monfreda compares the public image of nuclear and renewable energy and warns about the need for public support in order to have renewable energy succeed.

October 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cool It About Cooling

The Arizona summer heat combined with a recent article in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rosenthal has CSPO associate director Clark Miller defending air conditioning.

September 13, 2012 · 5 Comments