By Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, World Scientific
There is a tendency in thinking about the future to simply extrapolate from past trends.
By Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Solutions
It is time to consider a redesign of the university system in a way that takes advantage of recent Internet technology developments and addresses some of the social and economic problems surrounding higher education.
By Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Solutions
As the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan has shown, the costs of cleanup after a nuclear meltdown are borne in large part by national governments and taxpayers rather than the industry. Paying for cleanup is just one of many hidden costs of nuclear energy that make judging the value of nuclear power difficult. Many countries, including the United States, are rushing to build a new generation of nuclear power plants to reduce carbon emissions. However, the disaster in Japan should force us to take into account the full costs of nuclear power (and other energy sources).