Full PDR issue online

The entire issue of Population and Development Review with our article about Peak Farmland is now online: Population and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Paul Demeny https://www.popcouncil.org/publications/books/2012_PDRSuppPopPublicPolicy.asp and will…

Mitigation and Adaptation for Climate Change: Answers and Questions

JH Ausubel. The Bridge 23 (3): 15–30 1993 Also pp. 557-584 in Costs, Impacts, and Benefits of CO2 Mitigation, Y. Kaya, N. Nakicenovic, W.D. Nordhaus, and F.L. Toth, eds., International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, 1993.

…advancing steadily. Some mitigation will be cheap. Strictly curtailing emissions might cost 2 percent. Gradual control steps are better. Doubling of concentration is not inevitable. Decarbonization and efficiency of the…

The Census of Marine Life: Progress and Prospects

JH Ausubel. Fisheries 26 (7): 33–36 2001

…Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA (https://www.whoi.edu/marinecensus/) Much-studied regions commercially important for fisheries, the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank offer an excellent chance to calibrate and demonstrate the superiority of new…

The Great Reversal: Nature’s Chance to Restore Land and Sea

JH Ausubel. Technology in Society 22: 289–302 2000

…Greater wealth enables people to buy higher speed, and when transit quickens, cities spread. Both average wealth and numbers will grow, so cities will take more land. What are the…

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…Environmental Progress PHE collaborates with Environmental Progress, led by Michael Shellenberger, which seeks to lift humans out of poverty, and save the natural environment by removing obstacles to cheap, reliable…

Elektron: Electrical Systems in Retrospect and Prospect

JH Ausubel, C Marchetti. Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment 110–134 1997 Also appeared in Daedalus 125(3):139-169, Summer 1996.

…ultra-high, may have a second life as a bulk carrier aided by relatively cheap electronics, such as thyristors, which are capable of transforming all types of units of electricity into…

On Sparing Farmland and Spreading Forest

JH Ausubel. Forestry at the Great Divide: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2001 Convention, Society of American Foresters, Bethesda MD 127–138 2002

…innovations, machines and chemicals, especially the latter, hugely increased yields. After World War II, the automobile industry produced solid, cheap, dependable tractors. A tractor pulls as powerfully as 10 to…

Godfather – The Scientist

…cost money. The engineer nodded his head vigorously. He did not expect such a great favor for nothing. That was understood. A special document does not come cheap. Morgulyev was…

Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert [PDF]

JH Ausubel. Challenges of a Changing Earth 175–182 2002 (Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001)

…averaged about one hour of walking per day. The essence is that the transport system and the number of people basically determine covered land.[xii] Greater wealth enables people to buy higher…