Toyotas (and Fords) 600 times more dangerous than media reports

You are over 600 times more likely to die in an automobile fatality in ANY make of car than you are to die from Toyota's flawed acceleration system. Getting in a car is inherently dangerous because of the way we build our cities.

Interview: Climatologist weighs in on groundhog science

I asked noted climatologist Katharine Hayhoe to comment on the main atmospheric science question unfolding today. Can we rely on groundhog science when it comes to predicting the weather or the climate?

Should You Worry about Mercury in Swine Flu Vaccine?

Hint: if you wear a seat belt but also believe that thimerosal preservatives in vaccines cause autism, you may be inconsistent. Pregnant women and small children, and others at risk, should get the vaccine when it is available.

Stuck in the Middle on Climate

Those on the left sometimes seem to claim unanimity among climate scientists as to the culpability of people for global warming. Those on the right seem to imply there is major controversy about whether people are to blame. Neither view is correct.