Does Energy Policy Matter?

On 18 April Jesse gave a lunch seminar at the University Club in Washington DC titled “Does Energy Policy Matter?” Here is the edited transcript, including Q & A. William…

Does Climate Still Matter?

JH Ausubel. Nature 350: 649–652 1991

…locomotive did in the nineteenth century, halving the cost of land transport. The railroads penetrated the great land masses of North America and Australasia. Their operations were little affected by…

The Census of the Fishes: An Update

…use of the new data to explain and predict changes in populations and relations among them would probably cost little. A major outcome of the program would be an on-line

Decarbonization: The Next 100 Years

…mentioned earlier that tunneling has a future even if coal mining does not.  The decision to build underground critically determines the cost of the SuperGrid.  But, benefits include reduced vulnerability to attack…

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…

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

…the program will be the field projects, which are likely to cost about $5-$25 million each. While Sloan and other private funders can catalyze the Census, most of the support…

Restoring the Forests

DG Victor, JH Ausubel. Foreign Affairs 79 (6): 127–144 2000

…place. Studies by forest experts in Finland reveal that by the 1980s, wooded areas were increasing in all major temperate and boreal forests. These mid- and high-latitude forests account for…

Community Risk Profiles: Summary

…share control of consumer products that are sources of ionizing radiation. A further cadre of agencies govern occupational exposures. This highly organized yet unwieldy situation does not result from ill…