• Two Decades of Focusing on Adaptation and Resilience

    Recent climate-related disasters have highlighted, once again, the importance of adaptation.

    CSPO and its partners have been working to draw attention to adaptation for nearly two decades. For communities beginning to rebuild after a disaster and those developing their resilience strategies, this body of work offers new ways to think about adaptation and its many benefits.

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  • Demolishing the Miracle Machine Myth

    The CSPO summer 2017 update on the new "Issues in Science and Technology," the latest Rightful Place of Science book, and more!

    CSPO has a number of new publications, event, and projects that we optimistically think can push public discussions and policies around science and technology in new and fruitful directions.

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  • Summer 2017 Issues in Science and Technology

    Now is no time for rubbernecking, according to Kevin Finneran, the editor-in-chief of "Issues in Science and Technology."

    Kevin Finneran

    Instead of wasting our time transfixed by the wreckage of a presidential administration mired in scandal and incompetence, we should be building an alternative program for guiding the country. The articles in the Summer 2017 Issues aim to do just that, to tackle the fundamental aspects of science and society that will shape the world’s future direction.

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  • 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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Blog: As We Now Think

6 Rules for Rebuilding Infrastructure in an Era of “Unprecedented” Weather Events

This post was originally published on The Conversation. Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging. Unfortunately, Harvey delivered and then some with early estimates of the damage at over $190 billion, which would make it the costliest storm in US history. The rain dumped […]

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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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