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Science, Politics, & the Economy

WISL advocates meaningful interactions among scientists and political leaders and groups toward the advancement of both science, the science-dependent economy and the political process.



Sunday, January 13, 2019

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant

With corporate funding of research, “there’s no scientist who comes out of this unscathed.”

Mauna Loa Observatory

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning

A father-son pair of scientists and findings from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii are helping us understand the science of climate change


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A costly quest for the dark heart of the cosmos

Scientists hope that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will lend important insights into what makes up the universe

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

This list of articles from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication contains results from a national study of what Americans understand about how the climate system works, and the causes, impacts, and potential solutions to global warming. Among other findings, the study identifies a number of important gaps in public knowledge and common misconceptions about climate change.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mr. Soddy’s Ecological Economy

This op-ed piece by New York Times contributor
Eric Zencey explains how a little-regarded British
chemist-turned-economist, who wrote before and
during the Great Depression, may have a scientific
diagnosis for our current economic troubles.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

President Obama's Memorandum on the Importance
of Scientific Integrity

Friday, March 27, 2009

Science in the "Obama Era"

Chemistry Department Colloquium Spring 2009
With Professor Neal Lane of Rice University
3:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall - Room 1315 Chemistry

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Building the Next Generation of Biofuels

Professor Tim Donohue
Great Lakes Bioenergy Resource Center

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Farmer In Chief
by Michael Pollan

Published in the "New York Times Magazine" as an open letter to the next president, Pollan makes a strong case about why the health of our nation's food system is a critical issue of national security.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Rebirth of Nuclear Power:
A Realistic Solution to Energy Security and Global Warming

Michael Corradini
Department of Engineering Physics

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Transforming Healthcare: Visions for the Future

Dr. Susan L. Goelzer
Professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Population Health Sciences

Thursday, February 10, 2005

From Geophysics to Environmental Justice

Dr. Herb Wang
Department of Geology and Geophysics






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