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Summer_2017

Climate and Energy

Summer 2017


Forum


Climate engineering; Why carbon capture is not enough; Making big science decisions; Measuring research benefits; Bats and human health; Boundaries for biosecurity.


Editor’s Journal: No Time for Rubbernecking


Kevin Finneran


From the Hill


Trump budget proposal: gloomy, but just a proposal.


Perspective: Back from the Brink: Truth and Trust in the Public Sphere


Sheila Jasanoff


Perspective: Publish and Perish


Richard Harris


Perspective: Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?


Amitai Etzioni, Oren Etzioni


Perspective: It’s the Partnership, Stupid


Ben Shneiderman, James Hendler


Perspective: Philosopher’s Corner: Genome Fidelity and the American Chestnut


Evelyn Brister


Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide


M. Granger Morgan, Parth Vaishnav, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Inês L. Azevedo

The standard benefit-cost methodology that is used to calculate marginal costs of environmental regulations should not be used for long-lasting greenhouse gases.


The Energy Rebound Battle


Ted Nordhaus

An embattled economist’s research shows that energy efficiency can’t solve climate change. But it is an important contributor to human progress.


Clean Energy Mind Games


David Ropeik

If policy makers want to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, they should heed the lessons of the decision sciences and take another look at nuclear energy.


The Age of Weaponized Narrative


Braden R. Allenby

Advanced information technologies are adding a new dimension to regional and global conflict and asymmetric warfare. The United States is an especially vulnerable target.


The Science Police


Keith Kloor

On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are aggressively patrolled by self-appointed sheriffs in the scientific community.


Book Review: Culture Research


Kristin Bratton Nelson

The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
, by 
Meredith Wadman.


Book Review: The End of the Line


G. Pascal Zachary

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier
, by 
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu.


Book Review: A Coming of (Information) Age Story


David Auerbach

The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age
, by 
Ronald R. Kline.


Book Review: Histories of an Innovation Icon


Richard Van Atta

Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World
, by 
Sharon Weinberger
, and
The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency
, by 
Annie Jacobsen
.