Do you worry more about radiation from nuclear power or from the sun?
Are you more afraid of getting cancer than heart disease?
Are you safer talking on your cell phone or using a hands-free device when you drive?
Do you think global warming is a serious threat to your health?
GET THE FACTS BEHIND YOUR FEARS―AND DISCOVER . . . HOW RISKY IS IT, REALLY?
International risk expert David Ropeik takes an in-depth look at our perceptions of risk and explains the hidden factors that make us unnecessarily afraid of relatively small threats and not afraid enough of some really big ones. This read is a comprehensive, accessible, and entertaining mixture of what’s been discovered about how and why we fear―too much or too little. It brings into focus the danger of The Perception Gap: when our fears don’t match the facts, and we make choices that create additional risks.
This book will not decide for you what is really risky and what isn’t. That’s up to you. HOW RISKY IS IT, REALLY? will tell you how you make those decisions. Understanding how we perceive risk is the first step toward making wiser and healthier choices for ourselves as individuals and for society as a whole.
An indispensable and timely guide, Risk is the authority for assessing threats to your health and safety. We continually face new risks in our world. This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keeps risks in perspective.
Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on: – 50 top hazards – your likelihood of exposure – the consequences – ways to reduce your risk They cover topics such as: – cancer – biological weapons – indoor air pollution – pesticides – radiation
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
A film by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, featuring Amy Goodman, Julian Assange, Danny Glover, David Simon, Janine Jackson, Jeff Cohen, Robert McChesney, Chris Hedges, John R. MacArthur, Dan Rather, Dick Gregory, Daniel Ellsberg, Kristina Borjesson, Bob Baer, Norman Solomon, John Nichols, Roberta Baskin
The new documentary “Shadows of Liberty” had its U.S. premiere last night at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell their stories have been muzzled by corporations and the government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media can silence the truth about issues ranging from war to labor practices. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike’s use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam.
As the big vote approaches and many voices say the EU referendum has whipped up the politics of hate, John Harris and John Domokos go on a five-day road trip from post-industrial Labour towns to rural Tory heartlands.
In a big step for climate justice – the Democratic party platform will include a call for the Department of Justice to investigate whether the fossil fuel industry lied to investors and the American public.
Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch joins Thom. Don’t believe the hype. The new GMO labeling compromise bill moving through the Senate is just another sellout to big ag and the food industry. So why are so many lawmakers supporting it?
Patrick Sullivan, Center for Biological Diversity, is on with Thom. The Center for Biological Diversity has released a report detailing how the federal government allowed billions of gallons of waste oil to be dumped into the Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2014. So why are we finding out about it in 2016?
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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