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Losing expertise and generating capacity in a warming world
Projects in Planning
Working with a team at UC Berkeley, Novim has created a series of professional teacher development resources to support the instruction of climate change. The proposed next phase would expend the team, and involve a two year program to assess the effectiveness of these tools, modify them if needed, and launch an interactive web site and apps tailored to specific age groups and topics.
Nuclear Energy 2
Following its 2018 study of the future of nuclear energy, Novim took part in a December roundtable at Stanford’s Hoover Institution to identify next steps. Together with partners in academia and industry, Novim is proposing to develop a set of interactive educational tools to aid public understanding of this important subject, and its relationship to CO2 emissions, national security and non-proliferation.
Building on Novim’s first report ten years ago, this new collaborative study will help define the next steps necessary to implement limited laboratory and field testing of this controversial methodology.
If the best efforts of society cannot stay within the limits of the Paris accord, more aggressive methods may become necessary.
Early in 2019 Novim will undertake, together with UC Santa Barbara and other partners–a scoping study of those areas where Novim could best make a contribution to this fast evolving and highly critical field. Cybersecurity, robotics, job effects and deep learning are subjects being considered, as well as the potential impact of government export controls now under consideration in Washington.
An proposal to establish an online electronic town hall for collectively envisioning the future of damaged communities such as Montecito, Santa Rosa and Paradise, CA. The same system could be adapted for the real-time local debating of complex issues such as the design and location of affordable housing, and competing proposals for the effective mitigation of homelessness .
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