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Stories by Ben Santer

Biden Channels FDR on STEM Policy

The president’s letter to his new science adviser emphasizes the crucial role science plays in our society—much as Roosevelt did in a similar missive in 1944

February 18, 2021 — Henry Jacoby, Gary Yohe, Ben Santer and Richard Richels | Opinion
The Peril and Power of Following the Evidence

The Peril and Power of Following the Evidence

The author, a climate scientist, faced a political controversy, along with a personal crisis, more than two decades ago, bringing lessons that resonate today

January 17, 2020 — Ben Santer
Testing Our Assumptions

Testing Our Assumptions

It’s crucial to measure what we believe against reality, whether we’re talking about climate models or presidents. Now it's time to vote

November 5, 2018 — Ben Santer
President Ozymandias

President Ozymandias

If he so desired, Donald Trump could go down in history as the man who transcended ego and ignorance by acting  to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Fat chance

October 22, 2018 — Ben Santer
The Flood Is Coming

The Flood Is Coming

Keeping citizens safe is an essential responsibility of government, but when it comes to the dangers of climate change, the Trump administration just doesn’t care

August 28, 2018 — Ben Santer
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