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Entries by David Ropeik from 06/2012

So You Think You Can Think? Think Again!

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

A paper in this week's Nature Climate Change reinforces a really important insight about the limits of our ability to reason and think rationally. Dan Kahan and colleagues demonstrate how greater science literacy leads those who deny climate change to deny it more.

Silent Spring Is 50: The Credit, and the Blame, It Deserves

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

In the 50 years since Silent Spring was published, the environmental movement it helped create has accomplished a great deal. It may be less popular to suggest, but it is no less true, that this seminal book and the movement it helped spawn have also caused a great deal of harm.