Month: July 2014
Energiewende was exactly the right word for engaging Germany in a climate change revolution. What terminology should America use?
Americans are focusing on the wrong problem
When a US warship shot down a civilian airliner in 1988, killing 290 people, American leaders defended the deed
The US House of Representatives tries to defund scientific research on climate change so the government can't learn what some House Republicans don't want to believe.
The best protection for both scientists and the public is to load the autoclave and bid a final goodbye to the smallpox virus
Close study of photographic and video imagery of Israeli Iron Dome defense inceptors engaging with Hamas rockets—both in the current conflict and in the 2012 hostilities—shows that the Israeli rocket-defense system's success rate has been very low—as low as 5 percent or, perhaps, even less.
The latest meme in climate inaction is the notion that we can’t see more than 30 years into the future—so there’s no need for drastic action now
Deforestation, bushmeat consumption, and burial practices contribute to the emergence and spread of Ebola outbreaks
Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system is high-tech. So is the PR campaign around it.
An incident in Japan shows we’re failing to keep track of plutonium and HEU—and points to what to do about it
With friends like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Gulf states funding jihadi extremists in Syria and Iraq, does the United States need enemies?