• Climate Pragmatism

    How can we move past divisive climate politics and make progress on tackling climate change? The latest volume in "The Rightful Place of Science" series identifies innovative new strategies.

    There is a robust and growing demand for a more pragmatic approach to the climate challenge. The newest Rightful Place of Science volume, Climate Pragmatism, brings together powerful ideas for meeting this demand. The starting point of this new approach is a commitment to human dignity and the potential for innovation to drive economic prosperity and protect the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. Driven by pragmatic and inclusive political strategies, this new framework focuses on energy access, energy innovation, and climate adaptation.

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  • How Can Citizens Help Create More Resilient Communities?

    A new program engages diverse groups of people on ways to reduce their vulnerability to climate hazards.

    Communities around the United States face a number of climate-related hazards, including sea level rise, extreme precipitation, drought, and heat waves. An innovative new forum program from ECAST brings citizens together to learn about these hazards and discuss strategies for improving their resilience.

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  • Spring 2017 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest "Issues" looks at climate engineering, big science projects, diversifying the research community, and more.

    The Spring 2017 “Issues in Science and Technology” explores the potential for intervening directly in the climate system to address the risks posed by climate change. Experts look at ways to responsibly research geoengineering, the governance of a geoengineering program, and the feasibility of capturing carbon directly out of the atmosphere.

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  • CSPO Named in Top 10 Science & Technology Think Tanks Worldwide

    The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index lists CSPO near the top of global think tanks on science and technology.

    For the third year in a row, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has been ranked among the world’s top ten science and technology think tanks.

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  • How Does Better Governance Improve Resilience to Climate Change?

    A new report explores the benefits of building climate resilience through good governance.

    Building on the insights of leaders in government, industry, academia, and other sectors, “Climate Change Resilience: Governance and Reforms” examines how good governance actions can support climate resilience efforts.

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  • Confronting Scientific Controversies: Do Facts Matter?

    Keith Kloor and Dan Hicks launch the Winter 2017 "Issues in Science and Technology" in this CSPO Conversations event

    Topics like genetically modified organisms, climate change, and vaccines have become so controversial that reporting on them can endanger a journalist’s career. What are the consequences of such a toxic situation? What deeper disagreements are at play in these scientific controversies?

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Blog: As We Now Think

Worried About Science Funding? Brush Up on Policy and Politics

Michelle Sullivan and Nicholas Weller are PhD candidates at Arizona State University. This post was originally published on their blog.   Scientists are often wary of engaging with the messy business of politics for a variety of reasons. But their understanding of and participation in the policy-making—and hence political—process is necessary if they wish to provide […]

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Eight Science Policy Career Tips from a Presidential Management Fellow

Jordan Hibbs is a 2015 graduate of the Master of Science and Technology Policy (MSTP) program, now at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She is currently serving a two-year appointment as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office in Washington, DC. This post originally appeared […]

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

A couple of weeks ago, Bret Stephens, the new columnist for The New York Times, wrote a fairly anodyne inaugural essay about the dangers of complete certainty, particularly certainty based on data-dependent predictive modeling. “We live in a world in which data convey authority,” he writes. “But authority has a way of descending to certitude, […]

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