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    Narrative futures and the governance of energy transitions

    Article published in Futures

    By Clark A. Miller, Jason O’Leary, Elisabeth Graffy, Ellen B. Stechel, Gary Dirks

    Co-authors Clark A. Miller, et al. argue that futures approaches based on narrative strategies that encourage individual and collective storytelling offer a valuable tool for meeting challenges of governing complex energy systems.

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    There’s No Place Like Home

    Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

    By Brad Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz

    “…remaking the relationship among humans, our knowledge of the world we inhabit, and the relationship between that knowledge and the choices we make about how to try to make the world better.”

    This article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

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    Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    A new book by CSPO alum Thaddeus R. Miller addresses the growing urgency, complexity and “wickedness” of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that science has a crucial role to play in our ability to pursue sustainability goals, critical questions remain as to how to most effectively organize research and connect it to actions that advance social and natural wellbeing.

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    Socio-energy systems design: A policy framework for energy transitions

    A new article by Clark A. Miller, Jennifer Richter and Jason O’Leary published in Energy Research & Social Science says significant changes to energy systems increasingly are accompanied by social, economic, and political shifts, and energy policy is a problem of socio-energy system design. The article offers a definition of socio-energy systems and reconceptualizes key questions in energy policy in terms of socio-energy systems change.

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    High-Energy Innovation – A Climate Pragmatism Project

    New energy innovation report highlights central role of emerging economies

    The global landscape for clean energy innovation has never been more fertile. A new report coming from a partnership of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute states that in order to supply the global public of clean, cheap energy, governments must strengthen international collaborative efforts. High-Energy Innovation is the second of three reports in the Climate Pragmatism project.

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    Science should keep out of partisan politics

    Worldview column in Nature by Dan Sarewitz

    The Republican urge to cut funding is not necessarily anti-science, and the research community ought not to pick political sides, says Daniel Sarewitz.

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Blog: As We Now Think

From turbulence in the air to turbulence on the flight deck

United Airlines Flight 173 crashed in Portland, Ore. roughly six miles from the airfield killing two crewmembers, eight passengers and seriously injuring 21 of the 189 people aboard the McDonnell-Douglas DC-8. It was Dec. 28, 1978, when Captain Malburn McBroom became preoccupied with a landing gear malfunction, dismissing concerns of the first officer and the […]

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Why Be A Session Aide?

Excerpted from blog post by Eric Kennedy, PhD student “As you move from undergraduate programs to grad school, you begin to learn that there’s more to science than meets the eye. Science isn’t the factoids in introductory textbooks, but rather the ideas, conversations, and processes of asking good questions in rigorous ways, together. Indeed, even […]

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Ebola case shows importance of teamwork in healthcare

by Heather Ross, HSD Student The White House’s announcement on Friday that it has Ebola “under control” is patently ridiculous. As we witnessed with the case in Dallas last week, and have been reminded by the failure of a properly deployed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) checklist, the system of Ebola transmission is […]

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