SHIPLEY: The politics of climate change

November 1, 2012
Let’s talk about climate change. Before we even begin, let me clarify something: Climate change is real, humans are responsible for the majority of it and if things don’t change, the effects will be disastrous. If you don’t agree, you are wrong. This is not a situation where “everyone is entitled to her/his own opinion,” »

SHIPLEY: Science over fear in GMO debate

September 18, 2012
It makes me feel like a bad liberal sometimes that I’m pro-GMO crops. My Facebook lately has been going crazy with links and images and impassioned posts about the evils of GMO crops. According to the FDA, 88 percent, 94 percent, and 93 percent of all corn, cotton, and soybeans, respectively, planted in the US »