Articles in science & nature tagged with politics

Emily Kern

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Samuel Miller McDonald

Beyond carbon emissions and safety, the debate must also confront how the choices we make now constrain the kind of world we can build in the future.

Alina Utrata

Billionaires such as Musk, Bezos, and Branson peddle the idea that space represents a public hope, all the while reaping big private profits.

Gregory E. Kaebnick

Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.

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Duncan Kelly

Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?

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Aaron Karp

The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.

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Alyssa Battistoni David G. Victor Edward J. Markey Joshua Cohen Robert C. Hockett Thea Riofrancos

A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.

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Charles Sabel David G. Victor

Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.

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Andrew Jewett

For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.

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Matt Lord

COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.