Frank Laird, an associate professor of technology and public policy at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, as well as a faculty affiliate here at the Center, offers the following perspective on policymaking and the related concepts of “peak oil” and global warming. Frank maintains there are no inevitable policy alternatives in dealing with these issues, and to argue otherwise is to “distort the reality of policy making and short-change society by trying to close off debate over the many and possibly creative solutions that policy could bring to bear on these problems.”
For more information see the following resources:
- Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
- The Long Emergency
- IPCC Climate Change 2007
- An Inconvenient Truth
- James Lovelock: Nuclear power is the only green solution
- Greenpeace: The nuclear fallacy: Why nuclear power is part of the problem
- The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics by Roger Pielke, Jr.
Please see Frank Laird's Ogmius Exchange article "Apocalypse Soon: Climate Change, the End of Oil, and the Perils of Limiting Choices". Comments welcome!