A remarkable guide to maximizing the power of words
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Sep 11, 2012
Language Intelligence speaks to that urge that we all have to convince others of the rightness of our ideas, and shows how the masters do it in concrete, clear, and concise language.
My Top Ten Reasons for Republicans to Accept Reality on the Climate
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Sep 10, 2012
Nationally-known meteorologist Paul Douglas has a challenge for the Republican presidential nominee
Physicians for Life Appears to be Behind Akin's Confusion
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Aug 20, 2012
Rep. Akin's comments have their roots in mid eighteenth-century ignorance
ATI plans dummy businesses and fake billboards to kill wind energy
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | May 08, 2012
The Guardian has unearthed a shocking new propaganda plan intended to turn the American public against wind energy in the 2012 election cycle.
Should corporations be funding antiscience hate speech?
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | May 06, 2012
Climate Scientist Scott Mandia writes an open letter to State Farm Insurance.
Astounding lack of judgment reveals propaganda outfit's radicalization
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | May 04, 2012
The Heartland Institute is preparing a $100,000 school science curriculum on climate change coming to a school near you. Among their logical leaps is a new billboard featuring mass murderers and totalitarians who believe in climate change. This is science?
Why global warming will heat campaign trail in coming months
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 25, 2012
Obama has an opportunity to use climate change as a significant wedge issue to shave votes away from Romney among moderate Republicans and Independents who believe science is the best basis for public policy.
Thoughts on the passing of Fang Lizhi, science humanitarian
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 19, 2012
Chinese physicist Fang Lizhi wrote of science and freedom and paid for it with his own.
How the Huffington Post is still blowing it on science but has a chance to make a real difference
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 17, 2012
When the publication's science editor publishes antiscience propaganda, what can we learn?
Consensus among Protestants, Catholics for science debates, science-based policies; Twice as many think the US not spending enough on alternative energy as do defense
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 03, 2012
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.
Acknowledging Climate Science Doesn’t Make You A Liberal
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Mar 28, 2012
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.