Science and Technology Publications

After the Disaster: Rebuilding Communities

Mar 29, 2012
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at an April 2011 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore how best to respond to disasters. Highlighting the complex nature of disaster response and exploring ways to overcome the inherent tension between those responding to disasters and the local community, the discussion centered on how to identify the strengths of a community and use technology to better engage the local community and provide effective, sustainable relief.

Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Nov 01, 2011
Geoengineering invloves large-scale and deliberate techniques or interventions used in combination with civil engineering to affect the earth's climate, oceans, soils, and living systems, specifically to counteract global warming. This 2011 report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program reviews the challenges of geoengineering governance and argues for giving much greater attention to upstream governance strategies. Ten concerns about geoengineering are outlined including the potential for unintended consequences, the potential for ineffectiveness, the risk of sudden catastrophic warning and equity issues, among others.

Participatory Sensing: A citizen-powered approach to illuminating the patterns that shape our world

Sep 06, 2011
Today, people are increasingly able to create and share written and recorded media via the Internet. This phenomenon, now evident in the explosion of blogs and online social networks, is often called Web 2.0, or the new media. It has created compelling new avenues for public discourse, creative expression, and electronic commerce.

Any Big Ideas Left?

Sep 02, 2011
A Survey of Our Greatest Environmental Accomplishments In a recent article in the Environmental Forum, STIP director David Rejeski, presents the results of a survey to identify the greatest environmental accomplishments of the last forty years.

Nanotechnology

Jul 11, 2011

The U.S. National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015: Excerpts, Commentaries, and Response

Jul 07, 2011
ECSP invited a wide range of scientists, government officials, nongovernmental activists, and defense analysts from across the globe to write commentaries on Global Trends 2015.

ECSP Report 3: Event Summaries, Update, and Bibliography

Jul 07, 2011
Event summaries from nine of the 1996 sessions, as well as highlights of the environment, population, and security activities of foundations, nongovernmental organizations, academic programs, and government offices, a list of Internet sites and resources, and a bibliographic guide to the literature.

Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jul 07, 2011
An issue brief produced by the Population-Health-Environment Policy and Practice Group.

The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change

Jul 07, 2011
The Greening of the U.S. Military: Environmental Policy, National Security, and Organizational Change is a carefully constructed and well-organized account of the regulation of environmental issues within the Department of Defense and the armed services.

ECSP Report 6: Event Summaries

Jul 07, 2011
Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between June 1999 and May 2000.

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