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.
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.
Winter 2017 Issues in Science and Technology
The newest "Issues" explores clean energy transitions, the perils of science journalism, infrastructure and democracy, and more.
The Winter 2017 “Issues in Science and Technology” examines the global energy system’s transition from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives, finding signs of progress (and some discouraging failures) everywhere from India to Germany to the United States.
Fall 2016 Issues in Science and Technology
The newest "Issues" looks at the criminalization of immigration, middle-skill jobs, chemical safety, and more.
The Fall 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” explores how undocumented immigration and mass incarceration have become legal forms of oppression—and how the solution might be addressed by acknowledging a right to social inclusion.
The Future of Conflict
Our newest publication explores the emerging technologies that are destabilizing modern conflict.
We live in a world where the opportunities for conflict are rapidly multiplying, and where the accelerating evolution and democratization of military and security technologies make such conflicts far riskier. This rapidly evolving environment is destabilizing geopolitical and technological systems in ways that make much existing conflict strategy questionable, if not obsolete.
Can Science Be Saved?
In a landmark new essay, Daniel Sarewitz explodes our myths about science and how it's supposed to work.
“From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion.”
Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology
The latest "Issues in Science and Technology" examines new frontiers of space policy, pricing ecosystem services, dysfunction on the Chemical Safety Board, and more.
The Summer 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” tackles everything from space policy reforms to combatting the next global pandemic.
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.”