As We Now Think

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

Ebola case shows importance of teamwork in healthcare

by Heather Ross. The White House’s announcement on Friday that it has Ebola “under control” is patently ridiculous. If the spread of Ebola to the United States impacts anything, I hope that it will be the recognition of the critical importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork.

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The social costs of energy transitions

by Clark A. Miller Even as leader after leader in New York exhorted each other last week to take action to address climate change, a steady drumbeat of news has … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons from the ‘right to be forgotten’

Graduate student Jathan Sadowski interviews law professor on the “right to be forgotten.” There’s a truism among certain circles of analysts and commentators: Technologies usually outpace the laws meant to … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Climate Pragmatism Framework Prioritizes Energy Access as Driver of Innovation and Development

“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.”

April 8, 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

The Right to Be Forgotten?

“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.

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Student Pugwash – Giving students a voice on the rightful place of science & technology in society

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.

March 20, 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

Nano and Society Video Clips: Part 1

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.

February 4, 2013 · 6 Comments