Category Archives: FiveThirtyEight

The World Isn’t Ready For Climate Refugees

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – You can batten the hatches against a storm, but bureaucracy is harder to ride out. Recently, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record made a direct hit on the northern Bahamas and stalled there, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Controversial, FiveThirtyEight

Democrats’ Desire For Electable Candidates May Be Driven By Older Voters

Erin Doherty of FiveThirtyEight – Many Democrats say the most important quality they look for in a 2020 candidate is that the person can beat President Trump. But this might not be true of younger Democrats, many of whom are … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Candidates, Democrats, Demographics, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Stopped – and some scientists think we wouldn’t want to even if we could.

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Shortly before killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, the man arrested for the Christchurch massacre posted an online manifesto that alluded to the “Great Replacement” — a racist demographic theory that stokes fears … Continue reading

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Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix

Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Imagine two people walking through a field. One of them tiptoes gingerly, zigging and zagging from one side to another. The other strides confidently straight ahead. Who looks more like they know what they’re doing? … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, FiveThirtyEight, Politics

‘Normal America’ Is Not A Small Town Of White People

Jed Kolko in FiveThirtyEight – It’s a familiar accusation. But that sense that the “normal America” is out there – somewhere in a hamlet where they can’t pronounce “Acela” – is misplaced. In fact, it’s not in a small town … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, FiveThirtyEight, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States