A Learning Cure for Chemphobics

By Keith Kloor | December 26, 2012 5:37 pm

I have some good news for Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times columnist who may be the most well known chemphobic in the United States: Help is on the way.

Kristof, in case you weren’t aware, has been battling a bad case of chem fears for the last several years. It’s an unfortunate affliction, made all the more unfortunate when spread via a popular, widely read opinion writer, such as Kristof.

So here’s hoping he and all his fellow chemphobics read or listen to these three lectures, once they are available.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: chemicals, science

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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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