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.
- Joseph Henry Joseph Henry (1797-1878), whose bicentennial year has just been celebrated, is widely considered the foremost American scientist of the 19th century. In his youth, Henry appeared to be headed for… Read More
- The current plan to execute the Kyoto Protocol will waste vast sums of money for little environmental gain. A smarter, longer-term implementation plan will reduce global warming more effectively and efficiently. The… Read More
- Determined effort by scientists and engineers will be needed to keep federal support on its upward trajectory. For decades, the United States has quietly supported one of the key sources of our… Read More
- A proposed patent reform bill could undermine U.S. innovation by giving big companies an advantage over independent inventors and universities. Pending legislation threatens to tilt the intellectual-property playing field toward established market… 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
- Removing the barriers to competition is essential to remaking an outdated system. This nation’s electric power industry is undergoing profound change. Just when lawmakers are replacing regulated monopolies with competitive entrepreneurs, a… Read More
- The use of new fish-trawling gear is doing incalculable damage to the seabed, destroying essential habitat for marine life. The economic and social consequences of overfishing, along with the indiscriminate killing of… Read More
- Intellectual property can be protected without any implication that anyone has invented or now owns a product of nature. On May 18, 1995, about 200 religious leaders representing 80 faiths gathered in… Read More
- The time has come to refine and strengthen the successful federal program to help small companies tap new technology. At the start of this decade, U.S. efforts to help smaller manufacturers use… Read More
- Emissions trading between companies and countries provides a cost-effective means of achieving the Kyoto Protocol’s goals. In December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, representatives of 159 countries agreed to a protocol to limit… Read More
- Future actions in response to the threat of climate change should emphasize adaptation and new energy technology. The international agreement concluded in Kyoto, Japan, during the first two weeks of December 1997… Read More
- Cloning news Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead, by Gina Kolata. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1998, 276 pp. Robert Cook-Deegan Gina Kolata, a science reporter for… Read More
- Rethinking pesticide use Nature Wars: People vs. Pests, by Mark L. Winston. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997, 210 pp. Fred L. Gould In Nature Wars, Mark L. Winston argues… Read More
- Academic Duty, by Donald Kennedy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997, 310 pp. Academic Duty is an important book. It provides a corrective to what Donald Kennedy, former president of Stanford… Read More