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Building Climate Knowledge Infrastructures

November 2021

A Lead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Paul N. Edwards, talks about knowledge infrastructures and geoengineering, as well as policy and visual aspects of the landmark report on climate...

Top climate scientists are sceptical that nations will rein in global warming

November 2021

A Nature survey reveals that many authors of the latest IPCC climate-science report--including Paul N. Edwards--are anxious about the future and expect to see catastrophic changes in their lifetimes.

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

August 2021

A map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why. Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric vehicle chargers...

Stanford course on human extinction and cognitive biases strikes a chord with students in time of COVID-19

June 2020

CISAC senior fellows Stephen Luby, professor of medicine, and Paul N. Edwards, director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society, teach plausible scenarios that could result in human...

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