Like half the planet, I love Angry Birds. Apart from the intricate challenges of figuring out trajectories and new strategies, the game taps into a brutal and primal delight in the fierce battle for survival. Continue reading
The world in my bubble is different from the world in your bubble. The TV show Madmen dramatized this in an early episode, when Betty comes home with her drycleaning. After a few minutes, the kids come running out of the bedroom Continue reading
I’ve been haunted for years by that question, posed by Andy Revkin in the title of a 2007 NY Times Blog Post.
One wonders sometimes. In the face of a well-funded disinformation campaign, ideologically-driven denial, the scope of the problem, and sheer inertia, does how we talk about climate really matter anymore?
Every time I write for my blog, Simple Climate, I fight a contradiction in terms. Climate science is far from simple. I’m no expert but, as a science journalist, I try to explain the latest climate research to the broadest audience possible.
This seems natural: Surely the reason why so many people are skeptical about climate change is that they just don’t know enough about it? Consequently, educating them will win them round. Or maybe not. Continue reading