CSPO News

  • Germany’s Energiewende and Its Discontents

    As one of the world's largest economies transitions to clean energy, Germany's ambitious goals face a number of hurdles.

    CSPO scholar and School of Sustainability Ph.D. student Christine Sturm takes a close look at Germany’s energy system experiment in a new essay for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • Pressure to Publish

    Current trajectories threaten science with drowning in the noise of its own rising productivity, according to CSPO's Dan Sarewitz.

    A new Nature article by Dan Sarewitz, suggests that the pressure to publish in the scientific community has led to a growing body of poor work. “Avoiding this destiny will, in part, require much more selective publication,” wrote Sarewitz. “We can start by publishing less, and less often.”

  • What an Invasive Species in Nepal Teaches Us About Climate Adaptation

    ASU-led research in Nepal offers insights into how communities worldwide can deal with climate challenges.

    In a new piece for Slate‘s Future Tense channel, Netra Chhetri and Jason Lloyd argue that addressing current environmental challenges, like invasive species, will help communities better adapt to a warmer future.

  • A Compelling New Vision for Climate Adaptation

    A new report from ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute calls for innovative adaptation efforts to deal with climate risks.

    A new report published by ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute calls for an improved framework for climate adaptation in the 21st century. The report highlights successful climate adaptations around the world, connects them to robust social and economic development efforts, and explores what they mean for helping communities to thrive in an ever-changing world.

  • After Paris: Energy, Carbon & Society in Global Transition

    Energy and Society Symposium

    SFIS presented the “After Paris: Energy, Carbon, & Society In Global Transition” energy symposium featuring two dynamic speakers,  on February 23. Stephanie LeMenager’s talk, Zombie Fuel was on living oil, casting the modern energy system and aspirations for a renewable future. Richard Rhodes’ talk, “The Light of New Fires” focused on energy challenges of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

  • CSPO Launches New Book in The Rightful Place of Science Series

    "Science on the Verge" analyzes the ongoing crisis in science and science-based policy, and what can be done about it.

    This provocative new volume in the Rightful Place of Science book series examines the crisis looming over the scientific enterprise. Not a day passes without news of retractions, failed replications, fraudulent peer reviews, or misinformed science-based policies. The social implications are enormous, yet the crisis has remained uncharted—until now.

  • CSPO ranked among top S&T think tanks

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has been ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks.

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University has been ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks in the recently issued 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. In the ranking, CSPO is the top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US.

  • Q&A on risks and regulations of drone technology

    with Andrew Maynard

    Andrew Maynard, Director of the new Risk Innovation Lab, addressed some of the challenges in developing regulations for technology already in use—namely drones. Questions of privacy, safety and responsibility come to the fore in this Q&A with one of CSPO’s prominent thinkers.