An Open Letter to Arianna Huffington

When the publication's science editor publishes antiscience propaganda, what can we learn?

Fool Me Twice Wins the Minnesota Book Award

Shawn Otto at the 2012 MN Book AwardsI'm pleased to announce that Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America has won the Minnesota Book Award.

 

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From a boy who loved NASA: How 49 heroes lost the right stuff and sullied their names over climate politics

How could guys that once put their very lives in the hands of science be so dumb about it as they get old?

Who would be the best moderator for a presidential science debate?

Both Obama and McCain attended the Saddleback faith forum because, some say, it was an honor to be associated with Pastor Rick Warren among the mainstream grassroots faith communities. Who could moderate a presidential science debate?

New Poll: Even religious voters overwhelmingly want candidates to debate science

It turns out that the presidential campaign staffers have it completely, one hundred and eighty degrees wrong when it comes to science. Overwhelming majorities of American voters want the candidates to debate the big science issues facing the country.

Republican Meteorologist says 'keep track of who the deniers are today'

My recent Op-Ed gave me a chance to summarize how I feel about the politicization of climate science in recent years - how it's become a bizarre litmus test for conservatism.

A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change

You can’t prove that any one of Barry Bonds' 762 home runs was sparked by alleged steroid use. But it did increase his “base state”, raising the overall odds of hitting a home run. You can’t point to any one weather extreme and say “that’s climate change”, but a warmer atmosphere increases the potential for historic spikes in temperature, and more frequent weather extremes.

Americans Deserve a Presidential Science Debate

America needs and deserves a president who can show that he or she understands the importance of basing public policy on the best available evidence, as the founders intended.

Cherry Blossoms, Ice Boxes, BMWs, and Climate Change

The way to counter antiscience thinking is to make science concrete. Hot enough for you?

Academic Freedom Wins In Cuccinelli Climate Case

In a big win for academic freedom over the forces of creeping authoritarianism, the Virginia Supreme Court today sided with the University of Virginia in its fight against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's investigation of former UVA climate scientist Michael Mann.