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Advancing Sustainability Across the Globe
Arizona State University and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability are working to advance all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our researchers are conducting use-inspired research, developing practical solutions to pressing social, economic and environmental challenges of sustainability across the globe.
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In this Thought Leader Series piece, economist Bob Litterman, an ASU Wrigley Institute board member and former Goldman, Sachs & Co. risk manager, describes why he believes a tax on producing carbon dioxide emissions is the solution society needs for curbing climate change.
Not only is Phoenix situated in the Southwest desert — the hottest region in the United States — it also happens to be the hottest major city in the country, and among the hottest in the world. More than 300 days of sun and thousands of square miles of concrete, asphalt and glass combine to...
Decades ago, oilmen had little interest in natural gas, the byproduct of crude oil extracted from the earth. So, they burned it off, like so many lit torches atop Texas’s oil fields. Jim Miller’s grandfather recalls reading the evening paper by their light. Miller, too, recalls living in their shadows. Now he’s living in the...