Examining Hurricane Matthew: exaggeration and unprepared public

By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

In the days before Hurricane Matthew, much of the weather models continued to show the center remaining offshore as it passes through portions of Florida, curving back out into the Atlantic Ocean. When we communicate with the public, as professional scientists, our information should be backed up by consistent and strong data, not public opinion, ….read more

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The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Disease Risk, and Climate Change Challenges

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Atmospheric Science: “It’s only a matter of time before Florida has its next major hurricane and preparedness is much more than just food, flashlights, and batteries. Because of climate change, Florida and the Gulf states are already at increased risk of vector-borne diseases. These are noteworthy challenges to our first responders, pregnant women, and elderly ….read more

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The Basics about Humans, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Denial, and Solutions

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Earth’s climate is an awesome web of complex interactions between biotic and abiotic factors. Understanding why scientists are so alarmed about climate change (and human involvement) will help you understand why you should also be concerned. There are climate deniers that seem to focus on already debunked (unscientific) opinions, while ignoring the rest of the ….read more

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Psychiatry and Psychology’s Epidemic of Junk Science, Overprescription, Misdiagnosis, Subjectivity, and Pharma Marketing

By Ben Alonzo 6 Comments

Health Science: Recent scientific research, top scientists, court cases, and whistleblowers have highlighted how a large portion of the psychiatry and psychology industry propagates unscientific research findings, continues to use subjective diagnosis procedures, overprescribes unnecessary and potentially dangerous drugs, and creates made-up mental health disorders as a way to generate billions of capital for pharmaceutical ….read more

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