Mark Boslough is a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories and adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. His work on comet and asteroid impacts has been the subject of many recent TV documentaries and magazine articles. He believes that the impact risk—at its core—is primarily a climate-change risk, and he has turned his attention to climate change as a looming national security threat. The opinions expressed here are his own.
August 17, 2016
Not only can we teach young scientists how to function in the increasingly hostile environment they may find themselves, we must teach them to do so.
Broecker's esteem among scientists was not diminished when he changed his mind. The Younger Dryas impact proponents would do well to follow his example.
“When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”
”Meteor Crater . . . the planet’s most penetrating natural attraction.”
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