Energy and Environment: The Light Path

JH Ausubel. Energy Systems and Policy 15: 181–188 1991

…gas (methane), of course, is CH4. If we are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions, smog, and spills, decarbonization is the powerful, clear energy prescription. The global energy system has been…

Reasons to Worry About the Human Environment

JH Ausubel. Journal of the Cosmos Club of Washington D.C 8 (1): 12 1998 Republished in Technology in SocietyΒ 21:217-231, 1999.Β 

…fact have been convincingly linked to delinquent behaviors.9 Human skeletal lead burdens today show a 500–fold increase over the skeletons of ancient Peruvians who did not smelt.10 Cadmium, like lead, serves…

Does Climate Still Matter?

JH Ausubel. Nature 350: 649–652 1991

…agreement that the planet is committed to at least some climatic change induced by human activity, there is growing pressure to “slow the greenhouse express” (ref. 1). Here I examine…

The Virtual Ecology of Industry

JH Ausubel. Journal of Industrial Ecology 1 (1): 10–11 1997

…long sought to channel every input into profitable output. Chemical engineers already design and test refineries in detail on computers before companies buy the first length of pipe. Energy engineers…

Interview by Heinz Horeis

…equivalent of sub-prime mortgages. “ “But humans are not rational. Why do people buy lottery tickets? They hope for a solution, effectively by magic, as lottery jackpot odds are one…

The Environment Since 1970

JH Ausubel, DG Victor, IK Wernick. Consequences: The Nature and Implications of Environmental Change 1 (3): 2–15 1995

…The doubling of world spending on health as share of GNP since 1970 indicates changing preferences that come with economic development. Environment and health are linked through channels ranging from…

Aquatic environmental DNA (eDNA)

…we could conjure accurate, timely descriptions of marine life.  In collaboration with Monmouth University, we are exploring the marine waters of New York City and New Jersey with eDNA. Link