In a Climate Science & Policy Article co-authored by Nicky Sundt, an ERG alum (MA ’79), former ERG chair John Holdren criticizes the “red-team/blue-team” exercise proposed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and DOE Secretary Rick Perry, amongst others. He claims that the exercise would serve not to reach a consensus on climate change, as Pruitt and Perry claim, but to obfuscate the legitimacy of climate science and the dangers of climate change.
Sundt analyzed the use of adversarial proceedings, similar to the proposed “red-team/blue-team” exercise, in her ERG Master’s thesis, “Adversary Proceedings and Nuclear Policy: The Windscale Inquiry of 1977.” In the paper, she concludes that adversarial proceedings have “grave intrinsic problems” and should be avoided in favor of other consensus-developing alternatives.
The full article can be read HERE.
ERG Professor Dan Kammen was quoted in a recent WIRED article addressing the effective withdrawal of US funding for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Noah Kittner and Dan Kammen’s new paper, “Energy storage deployment and innovation for the clean energy transition,” was published in Nature Energy on July 31, 2017
We would like to congratulate ERG PhD student Valerie Vasquez on receiving a 2017 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship.
We are pleased to announce that ERG faculty member Margaret Torn has been selected in the 2017 class of American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. From the official announcement: “AGU Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to scholarship and discovery in the Earth and space sciences. Their work not only expands the realm of human […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Energy and Resources Group Chair, Professor Daniel M. Kammen. His appointment began July 1, 2017. Daniel Kammen is a Professor of Energy with appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, The Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. […]
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