Recent Events

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Quantifying the influence of global warming on the probability of historically unprecedented extreme climate events

March 31, 2017

Abstract: Effective climate risk management requires robust quantification of the probability of different kinds of hazards, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and severe storms.

Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

October 1, 2012

This study quantifies worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident on 11 March 2011.

Advanced Energy Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Developing Countries

June 4, 2012

Dramatic improvements and cost reductions in renewable energy technologies have occurred over the past decade and even greater improvements are expected in the years to come.

Global Nuclear Security Governance Building through the Nuclear Security Summit Meeting

January 18, 2012

About the topic: Given the increased threat of nuclear terrorism by non-state actors, current global mechanisms addressing nuclear security have revealed serious limitations.

How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Conflict Risk: Identifying and Understanding the Mechanisms

April 14, 2011

About the Speaker: Kaitlin Shilling has spent most of her career working in the non-governmental sector in post-crisis development.

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...

Markets, Information, and the Spreading of Risks: The Economic Meltdown and Organizational Theory

April 1, 2010

AbstractSocial science interpretations of the meltdown emphasize system characteristics such as complexity and coupling, and/or culture as in neo-institutional theories.  Examining regulatory...

Is 'Proliferation-Proof Technology' an Oxymoron?

January 7, 2010

I will provide an overview of current ideas for devising a nuclear fuel cycle that minimizes proliferation risks, ranging from alternatives to the current method of spent fuel reprocessing to novel...

Nuclear Power Without Nuclear Proliferation?

October 29, 2009

The global nuclear order is changing.

Big Organizations and Climate Change: The Rubber Hits The Road And The Smell Is Awful

April 16, 2009

Charles Perrow is an emeritus professor of sociology at Yale University and a visiting professor at CISAC in the winter and spring terms.

Book Launch: Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

March 17, 2009

On March 17 the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies will host a book launch event for Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats.

Physics for Presidents and Other World Leaders

March 4, 2009

Although we recognize that our world leaders need to know the difference between Shiite and Sunni, we often assume that they don't need to understand the difference between a plutonium bomb and a...

Main Issues Related to Nuclear Energy Expansion Around the World

February 25, 2009

Abstract: The expected increasing world energy demand makes it necessary for us to seriously and urgently study the questions of global warming due to greenhouse gas effect emissions and the...

The Dynamics of Change in Global Energy Systems

April 2, 2008

The world’s energy infrastructure stands on the brink of a major revolution.

Integrated Assessment of Energy Technologies and Climate Impact

January 16, 2008

A major type of policy response to climate change is mitigating carbon emissions by putting an explicit or implicit price on carbon.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 9, 2008

There is a consensus that we humans will need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases substantially in this century if we are to avoid unacceptable modifications to climate and the biogeochemistry...

Security and the Growth of Nuclear Power

October 17, 2007

This summer the DOE Energy Information Agency released its study of the McCain/Lieberman Climate Stewardship bill, concluding that the largest single effect of these carbon controls would be the...

Nuclear Winter Revisited

April 10, 2007

Stephen Schneider is the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-director at CESP, co-director of the...

Sustainable Energy: Key to National and International Security

February 16, 2006

National security and global climate change are key motivations for seriously examining strategies for sustainable energy independence.


Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate