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David Ropeik

David Ropeik is an instructor at the Harvard Extension School, a consultant in risk communication, and a former reporter. He is the author of “How Risky Is It, Really?”

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Flight 370 And The Fear Of Flying

By David Ropeik

The Malaysia Airlines investigation has renewed questions about airline safety and security. But David Ropeik says the real danger is our own anxiety.


An Unfounded Fear Of Eggplant

By David Ropeik

A Filipino court of appeals has stopped field testing of genetically modified eggplants. As righteous as the victory may feel for environmentalists, it carries profound risks for us all.