Microphysics and Macrohistory (PDF). Looking Back as we Move Forward: The Past, Present and Future of the History of Science 2019.
On the Limits to Knowledge of Future Marine Biodiversity (PDF). Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development 1 (2): 19–23 2008 Biodiversity, marine life, fisheries, ocean.
Will the Rest of the World Live Like America? (PDF). Technology in Society 26 (2004): 343–360 2004 Zipf, golden ratio, inequality, sustainable development.
The Next 1000 Years (PDF). 2003 Discussion paper for April 2003 Rockefeller U workshop.
A Framework for Sustainability Science: A Renovated IPAT Identity (PDF). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A 99 (12): 7860–7865 2002 environmental Impact identity, population, affluence, impact identity.
On Sparing Farmland and Spreading Forest Forestry at the Great Divide: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2001 Convention, Society of American Foresters, Bethesda MD 127–138 2002 land use, intensive agriculture, precision forestry.
Maglevs and the Vision of St. Hubert (PDF). In Challenges of a Changing Earth 175–182 2002 Also in Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001. maglev, St. Hubert, great restorations, farmlands, sea, forests, transportation.
The Census of Marine Life: Progress and Prospects Fisheries 26 (7): 33–36 2001 Fisheries, marine life.
Death and the Human Environment: The United States in the 20th Century (PDF). Technology in Society 23 (2): 131–146 2001 Mortality, epidemiological transition, morbidity.
How Much Will Feeding More and Wealthier People Encroach on Forests? (PDF). Population and Development Review 27 (2): 239–257 2001 Forests, land use, agriculture.
Some Ways to Lessen Worries about Climate Change (PDF). The Electricity Journal 14 (1): 24–33 2001 Climate, energy, electric power, zepps, ser emission plants.
Nitrogen on the Land: Overcoming the Worries – lifting fertilizer efficiency and preserving land for nonfarming uses Pollution Prevention Review 11 (3): 77–82 2001 agriculture, nitrogen fertilizer, land use.
Scientists, War, Diplomacy, Europe George C. Marshall Institute News 3 (4): 2001.
The Evolution of Transport (PDF). The Industrial Physicist 7 (2): 20–24 2001 maglev, energy, transportation.
The Census of Marine Life and the Role of Aquariums Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco 20 (1): 67 2001 Bulletin de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco, no spécial 20, fascicule 1 Census of Marine Life, aquarium.
Resources are Elastic Earth Matters 46–47 2000 a magazine published by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Winter 1999/2000. This issue contains many of the speeches that were presented at the "State of The Planet" conference held at Columbia in the Fall of 1999. natural resources.
The Forester’s Lever: Industrial Ecology and Wood Products Journal of Forestry 98 (10): 8–14 2000 Forests, land use, agriculture, wood products, forestry.
The Great Reversal: Nature’s Chance to Restore Land and Sea Technology in Society : 289–302 2000 Forests, land use, agriculture, fisheries, oceans.
Where is Energy Going? (PDF). The Industrial Physicist 6 (1): 16–19 2000 The essay had appeared in Italian in the special millennial edition of the Italian financial newspaper, Il Sole/24 Ore, on 17 November 1999; also in Italian as Benvenuti nel millennio nuclear, pp.163-168 in Duemila: Verso una societa aperta, M. Moussanet, ed., Il Sole 24 Ore, Milano, 2000. Energy, natural gas, nuclear, climate, emissions, carbon dioxide, co2, decarbonization.
Restoring the Forests Foreign Affairs 79 (6): 127–144 2000 Forests, land use, agriculture.
Because the Brain Does Not Change, Technology Must Production Efficiencies: The Engineers' Report, American Association of Engineering Societies, Washington, D.C. 14–18 1999 Republished in: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic SYSTEMS 14(10):3-6, October 1999. The paper is based on a talk Jesse gave at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meetings in New York in April 1999. Human behavior, decarbonization, agricultural land use.
Carrying Capacity: A Model with Logistically Varying Limits (PDF). Technological Forecasting and Social Change 61 (3): 209–214 1999 Carrying Capacity, Growth Models, Logistic Model.
Dis the Threat Industry Technological Forecasting and Society Change 62 (2): 119–120 1999 threat.
Five Worthy Ways to Spend Large Amounts of Money for Research on Environment and Resources The Bridge 29 (3): 4–16 1999 Research, funding, zepp, wood products, natural gas.
Nitrogen fertilizer: Retrospect and prospect (PDF). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A : 1175–1180 1999 agriculture, fertilizer, nitrogen, industrial ecology, population.
Toward a Census of Marine Life (PDF). Oceanography 12 (3): 4–5 1999 marine biodiversity.
The Environment for Future Business Pollution Prevention Review 8 (1): 39–52 1998 This article has been republished in the journal Environmental Regulation and Permitting 9(2):251-62, 1999. business, efficiency, energy, decarbonization, agricultural yields, water use, material flows.
International Conflicts over Environment: Scientist’s Roles and Opportunities Scientific Cooperation, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord : 253–258 1998 scientists, conflict, international.
Toward Green Mobility: The Evolution of Transport European Review 6 (2): 143–162 1998 maglev, transportation, energy, logistic substitution, time budgets.
Resources and Environment in the 21st Century: Seeing Past the Phantoms World Energy Council Journal July: 8–16 1998 natural resources, land use, population, gdp, energy.
Reasons to Worry About the Human Environment Journal of the Cosmos Club of Washington D.C 8 (1): 12 1998 Republished in Technology in Society 21:217-231, 1999. climate and biodiversity, behavioral poisons, libido, depopulation, falling work, rejection of science, twilight of the west.
Industrial Ecology: A Coming of Age Story Resources : 14 1998 Published by Resources for the Future, Washington, DC Industrial Ecology, Consumption.
Simulating the Academy: Toward Understanding Colleges and Universities as Dynamic Systems What Higher Education is Doing Right, W.F. Massy and J.W. Meyerson, eds., Princeton University 107–120 1997 120 Higher Education, Dynamic Systems.
Materialization and Dematerialization: Measures and Trends (PDF). Pp 135-156 in Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment, JH Ausubel and HD Langford (eds) 1997 dematerialization, material substitution, materials, life cycle.
The Liberation of the Environment Pp. 1-13 in Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment, JH Ausubel and HD Langford (eds) 1997 An earlier version was published by The Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, A krnyezet felszabadtasa (The Liberation of the Environment, in Hungarian) Magyar Tudomany CII(2):164-171, 1995. Also appeared in Portuguese, A Liberacao do Meio Ambiente, Tecbahia 12(2):29-41, 1997 energy, agriculture, water, materials, population, technology innovation, diffusion, land use, carbon, dematerialization, natural resources.
Elektron: Electrical Systems in Retrospect and Prospect Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment 110–134 1997 Also appeared in Daedalus 125(3):139-169, Summer 1996. energy, electric power.
Industrial Ecology: Some Directions for Research With the Vishnu Group, The Rockefeller University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1997 Industrial ecology, dematerialization, material substitution, economics, zero emission, materials, life cycle, recycling.
The Virtual Ecology of Industry Journal of Industrial Ecology 1 (1): 10–11 1997 Industrial ecology.
Searching for Leverage to Conserve Forests: The Industrial Ecology of Wood Products in the United States Journal of Industrial Ecology 1 (3): 125–145 1997 agriculture, forest land, forest management, forestry, forests, industrial ecology, intensity of use, land use, material efficiency, timer removals, wood products.
The Census of the Fishes: Concept Paper phe.rockefeller.edu, January 1997.
Productivity, Electricity, Science: Powering a Green Future (PDF). The Electricity Journal 9 (3): 54–60 1996 energy, electric power.
Malthus And Graduate Students: Checks On Burgeoning Ranks Of Ph.D.’s The Scientist 10 (3): 11 1996 Higher Education.
Human Population Dynamics Revisited with the Logistic Model: How Much Can Be Modeled and Predicted? Technological Forecasting and Social Change : 1–30 1996 Logistic curve model, population.
Can Technology Spare the Earth? Am Sci 84 (2): 166–178 1996 Republished in Current Perspectives in Geology, Fourth Edition, Michael McKinney, Robert L. Tolliver, Parri Shariff, eds., Wadsworth, Boston, MA, 1998. Industrial ecology, dematerialization, material substitution, economics, zero emission, materials, life cycle, decarbonization.
Lightening the Tread of Population on the Land: American Examples (PDF). Population and Development Review 22 (3): 531-45 1996 population, land use, forestry, agriculture.
The Environment Since 1970 Consequences: The Nature and Implications of Environmental Change 1 (3): 2–15 1995 energy, agriculture, water, materials, population, technology innovation, diffusion, land use, carbon, dematerialization, natural resources, environmental.
National Material Metrics for Industrial Ecology Resour Policy 21 (3): 189–198 1995 dematerialization, material substitution, materials, life cycle, metrics, environmental performance measures.
National Materials Flows and the Environment (PDF). Annual Review of Energy and the Environment : 463–492 1995 Republished in Measures of Environmental Performance and Ecosystem Condition, P. Schulze (ed.), National Academy, Washington, D.C., 1999, pp. 157-174. dematerialization, material substitution, materials, life cycle, metrics, recycling.
Technical Progress and Climatic Change Energy Policy 23 (4/5): 411–416 1995 Also pp. 501-512 inÂ Integrated Assessment of Mitigation, Impacts, and Adaptation to Climate Change, N Nakicenovic, WD Nordhaus, R Richels, and FL Toth (eds), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, 1994. climate, energy, natural gas, decarbonization, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, co2.
Working Less and Living Longer: Long-Term Trends in Working Time and Time Budgets Technological Forecasting and Social Change : 113–131 1995 Labor, longevity, population.
Mitigation and Adaptation for Climate Change: Answers and Questions 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. climate, energy, carbon dioxide, decarbonization.
The Organizational Ecology of Science Advice in America (PDF). European Review 1 (3): 249–261 1993 Scientific cooperation.
Chernobyl After Perestroika: Reflections on a Recent Visit Technology in Society : 187–198 1992 nuclear power, soviet union.
Verification of International Environmental Agreements Annual Review of Energy and the Environment : 1–43 1992 environmental law, monitoring, compliance, regime.
A Second Look at the Impacts of Climate Change (PDF). American Scientist : 210–221 1991 climate, energy, natural gas, decarbonization, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, co2.
Does Climate Still Matter? Nature : 649–652 1991 innovations, technology, climate adaptation, climate impact, climatic shifts, population, consumption, agriculture.
Energy and Environment: The Light Path Energy Systems and Policy : 181–188 1991 Energy, natural gas, nuclear, climate, emissions, carbon dioxide, co2, decarbonization, dematerialization, hydrogen.
Rat Race Dynamics and Crazy Companies: The Diffusion of Technologies and Social Behavior (PDF). Technological Forecasting and Social Change : 11–22 1991 technology diffusion.
Dematerialization (PDF). Pp 50-69 in J.H. Ausubel and H.E. Sladovich, eds., Technology and Environment, National Academy, Washington DC 1989 Also in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 37(4):333-348, 1990. dematerialization, material substitution, materials, life cycle, metrics, recycling.
Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Methane Economy (PDF). Climatic Change : 245–263 1988 Energy, electric power, natural gas, carbon dioxide, co2, hydrogen.
Cities and Infrastructure: Synthesis and Perspectives (PDF). pp. 1-21 in Cities and their vital systems: Infrastructure, Past, Present, and Future, National Academy, Washington, DC 1988 cities, infrastructure, urban real estate, transportation, traffic congestion, communications, water supply, distribution, wastewater.