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.

…ratio decline (efficiency gains) (-0.59), and CO2/energy ratio decline (decarbonization) (-0.39). What are the opportunity costs of focus on the climate issue? The 2 percent that a stringent regime might…

Verification of International Environmental Agreements

JH Ausubel, DG Victor. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 17: 1–43 1992

This paper was first published in 1992 in the Annual Review of Energy and Environment, http://www.annualreviews.org. The paper posted here was scanned and re-typeset in HTML. Every effort was made…

Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years

…means big individual ZEPPs because the size of generating plants grows even faster than use, though in spurts.  Plants grow because large is cheap, if technology can cope.   Although the last wave…

OneNOAA Science Seminar online

Mark Stoeckle presented recent eDNA work assessing marine fish diversity and abundance at OneNOAA Science Seminar Series on August 26, 2020. The recorded presentation and lively discussion is available online

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 http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/books/2012_PDRSuppPopPublicPolicy.asp and will…

International Conflicts over Environment: Scientist’s Roles and Opportunities

JH Ausubel. Scientific Cooperation, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord 866: 253–258 1998

…fisheries, which contributed to their decline. Canada and Spain came to the brink of serious conflict over the cod on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland in the early 1990s. Widespread…

The Census of Marine Life and the Role of Aquariums

JH Ausubel. Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco 20 (1): 67 2001 Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco, no spécial 20, fascicule 1

…you on behalf of the distinguished international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) that is now planning the program (see http://www.coml.org for more information). Three main reasons motivate the Census of Marine…

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…

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.

…freely. Italy buys from France the equivalent production of six 1-gigawatt nuclear reactors either via direct high-voltage lines or through Switzerland. Electricity trade could for m a significant component of…