Useful lessons from the blizzard about ourselves & our future

Summary:  Every crisis tells us something about ourselves, and who we're becoming. This post looks for lessons from the NYC snowpocalypse, so revealing about the state of 21st Century America -- its people and leaders. This is a follow-up to Winter Storm Juno warns scientists not to burn away their credibility. Contents Typically outrageous actions by … Continue reading Useful lessons from the blizzard about ourselves & our future

Winter Storm Juno warns scientists not to burn away their credibility

Summary: We expect our leaders, and the scientists they consult, to warn us of threats. As NYC learned, again, that's difficult to do. Should they error by warning too aggressively (false alarms), or too conservatively (fails to warn)? The consensus favors the former, ignoring the potentially massive cost of crying "wolf" too often. Someday you … Continue reading Winter Storm Juno warns scientists not to burn away their credibility