Full article here. “Farmers in the western Sahel have achieved a remarkable success by deploying a secret weapon often overlooked in wealthier places: trees. Not planting trees. Growing them.” The new swath of green trees is so thick, it’s visible … Continue reading
Science stories, revisited
Statistics abound in the popular press, and they’ve often been stretched out of shape like the results of a global game of telephone. This blog entry traces the history of a oft-quoted statistic (10 percent of Wall Street employees are psychopaths) that bears little resemblance to its scientific underpinnings.