Fear-mongering through data (or a lack thereof): on Alex Berenson, Malcolm Gladwell, and “what happens when tidy narratives outrun the science.”
When it was established in 1916, the National Parks Service was meant to provide natural attractions to visitors. But in the 1960s, A. Starker Leopold wrote a report that would change the future of the parks, transforming it from a tourist hub to a leading agency for ecosystem science. Today, park rangers are the first responders to the effects of climate change, tasked with preserving a wilderness that is “no longer behaving like it’s supposed to.”
A program tracking the health of North Korean refugees rests on the premise that someday, health care will once again be a shared responsibility.