Advice & Dissent

Remember avian flu? Until swine flu came along, that's what was going to wipe out mankind. My last unprinted letter to the Washington Post scored the paper's opinions page for declaring "panic is good . . . panic is what we want," for claiming swine flu could kill 207,00…Read More
"The decade of 2000 to 2009 appears to be the warmest one in the modern record, the World Meteorological Organization reported in a new analysis on Tuesday," according to the New York Times. "The announcement is likely to be viewed as a rejoinder to a renewed challenge from…Read More
While climate experts were off at the Copenhagen summit working on their tans (in sunny Copenhagen), the EPA pulled a fast one. As the Washington Post noted in an article that was actually quite good in providing the negatives, the agency formally announced that six gases…Read More
Innovations like "Living Stories" from Google Labs along with better and much cheaper e-readers to replace newsprint, will ensure that much of the legacy media survives. Which, for all that media's faults, is good. Let's face it; for all the talk of a "new business model" needed…Read More
"Flu Pandemic Could Be Mild" declares the Washington Post headlineRead More