Featured Appearances

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Dr. Chakraborty debates OAN’s Tipping Point host Liz Wheeler on the relationship between hurricanes and climate change.

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Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food

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Behavioral Science and the Future of Risk Management


Featured Publications

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Here’s a thought. Let’s relocate communities vulnerable to sea level rise and hurricanes away from the coast! I understand that this may not be the most popular of ideas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start the conversation. Especially given that retreat is inevitable.

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We are in the anthropogenic era of man-made climate change. We impacted the speed at which the planet is warming, ocean temperatures are rising, polar ice caps are melting, and ultimately the frequency and consistency at which more extreme-weather events are occurring.

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Genetic engineering and its products both threaten and benefit United States national security in core areas of food security and public health. A nation whose people are sick or starving is not secure, and biotechnology has the potential to significantly impact food security and health. Increases come from the development of more robust organisms that are resistant to pests and drought (e.g., Rainbow papaya, American chestnut). However, such novel (same say unnatural) organisms raise questions of unintended consequences, such as the potential to disrupt or damage existing ecosystems and their constituents.

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This section discusses issues related to risk communication across a range of publicly perceived high risk industries (such as pharmaceuticals, nuclear, oil, etc.). It reports critically and provides analyses on risk communication as an outcome of risk research within these industries. Contributions are intended to include methods working towards the advancement of risk perception research and describe any lessons for successfully communicating to the public about risk.

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With the global population growing from seven to nine billion people by 2050, avoiding food waste would appear to be an easy way of feeding more people using resources already at hand. The relentless pursuit of efficiency by food manufacturers, which have greatly reduced food waste from all steps of food processing, has not always been appreciated by consumers and, in some cases, has been stigmatized by them. By reframing the conversation on food waste from one of quality or health to the frame of sustainability, public attitudes towards food scraps can be modified.