Climate Change: Where Do We Go From Here?
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
- Pending legislation threatens to tilt the intellectual-property playing field toward established market giants and greatly compound the risks for innovators and their backers. The bill’s effects would be so far-reaching that a… Read More
- The economic and social consequences of overfishing, along with the indiscriminate killing of other marine animals and the loss of coastal habitats, have stimulated media coverage of problems in the oceans. Attention… Read More
- On May 18, 1995, about 200 religious leaders representing 80 faiths gathered in Washington, D.C., to call for a moratorium on the patenting of genes and genetically engineered creatures. In their “Joint… Read More
- The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an agreement of historic proportions. Finally, the world is treating global warming seriously. The protocol could put us on… Read More
- For decades, the United States has quietly supported one of the key sources of our nation’s innovation and creativity-federal funding of basic scientific, medical, and engineering research. Federal investments in research have… Read More
- Progress begins on controlling trade in light arms In an article in the Fall 1995 Issues (“Stemming the Lethal Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons”), I urged that increased international attention… Read More
- This nation’s electric power industry is undergoing profound change. Just when lawmakers are replacing regulated monopolies with competitive entrepreneurs, a new generation of highly efficient, low-emission, modular power technologies is coming of… Read More
- At the start of this decade, U.S. efforts to help smaller manufacturers use technology were patchy and poorly funded. A handful of states ran industrial extension programs to aid companies in upgrading… Read More
- In December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, representatives of 159 countries agreed to a protocol to limit the world’s emissions of greenhouse gases. Now comes the hard part: how to achieve the reductions.… Read More
- The international agreement concluded in Kyoto, Japan, during the first two weeks of December 1997 to limit greenhouse gas emissions to forestall climate warming is variously portrayed as a success or a… Read More
- Gina Kolata, a science reporter for the New York Times, was the first to write about the cloning of Dolly in a U.S. newspaper. Cloning and its media coverage are the… Read More
- In Nature Wars, Mark L. Winston argues that the public’s equally intense phobias about pests and pesticides often result in irrational pest control decisions. In many situations our hatred of pests… Read More
- Academic Duty is an important book. It provides a corrective to what Donald Kennedy, former president of Stanford University, points to as the academy’s one-sided focus: academic freedom and rights at the… Read More