Helping Communities Prepare for a Hotter, Drier Future
In a unique forum discussion, citizens deliberated strategies for dealing with extreme heat and drought.
As the Southwest experiences higher average temperatures and prolonged drought conditions, increasing resilience to these climate hazards through citizen deliberation and community preparedness has never been more critical.
Engaging Citizens to Inform Governance of Controversial Research
How should solar geoengineering research be governed to address risks and uncertainties?
A groundbreaking new CSPO project explores the potential for citizens to usefully inform the governance of solar geoengineering research.
On the bicentennial of its publication, what does the classic gothic tale tell us today about science, technology, and society?
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is far richer and more relevant to contemporary issues than its common use as a warning against scientific hubris. Essays in the newest Rightful Place of Science volume use Shelley’s tale to launch an exploration of creativity and responsibility across literary, scientific, social, and cultural dimensions.
Fall 2017 Issues in Science and Technology
The new issue features a special editorial package on science and religion.
If stories are especially good at making sense of the ambiguities and contradictions of the human condition, what stories might communicate a more complex and even fruitful relationship between science and religion?
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.