Recently, Rick Perry made misstatements not only about climate science -- but the scientists behind the science. How should scientists respond to such distortions? Over the upcoming weeks, Robert Socolow, Roger A. Pielke, Jr., and Randy Olson will provide authoritative, provocative analysis.
The question remains whether nuclear energy will expand or decline, but what is it that differentiates this energy source from others? Over the upcoming weeks, the Bulletin's experts will provide thoughtful analysis as they explore this very question.
Over the upcoming weeks, the Bulletin's experts will explore what the public and media don't know -- and should -- about the Fukushima disaster.
Iran says it is ready for talks with the West over its uranium enrichment program. But how should the West proceed? In this special symposium, experts from around the world discuss the options -- from diplomacy to military strikes.
For those looking to reduce the nation's carbon footprint, it's either cap-and-trade or carbon taxes. But there are benefits and drawbacks to each. Our experts discuss them and what it will take for the market to impact global warming.
It's inevitable that nuclear power will expand globally, raising the danger of increased proliferation. The Bush administration pushed its controversial GNEP as a way to curtail the risks. But with that program looking less viable, how will the fuel cycle be managed going forward?
Defense officials have dreamt up a range of uses for neuroscience research aimed at monitoring brain function and affecting brain performance in humans and animals alike. Yet, the impact of this research is just beginning to become apparent.
In theory, scientists understand how to manipulate Earth's climate systems enough to cause cooling, therefore blunting the effects of global warming. Is it time then to fast-track a geoengineering research agenda to refine such techniques?
Nuclear power is offered as a solution to U.S. reliance on fossil fuels and impending climate change. But can the existing federal regulatory structure handle the demands of a revitalized industry? Our four discussants explore the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's future.
How do climate scientists make their global weather forecasts, and why don't they always agree? Our experts explain the theory and practice of climate modeling and discuss how climate predictions should be interpreted and used.