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The Perception Gap

We Do Have to Fear "Fear Itself" -- Too Much and Too Little!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Risks that involve more pain and suffering, like cancer, scare us more than greater actual perils, like heart disease, which don't kill in as-nasty ways.

Risky Today, Gone Tomorrow? Where Do Our Fears Go When the Oil Stops Leaking?

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Sooner or later, the leak will stop and we'll move on. It makes sense to worry most about what threatens you now, but it's a lousy way to assess the risks we really face.