Ben Strauss

Ben Strauss is Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives at Climate Central, a nonprofit science and media organization. He is also a founding board member of Grist -- the popular and irreverent environmental website! -- and helped launch the Environmental Leadership Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University.

New York's one-inch escape from Irene

New York City dodged a bullet with Irene, but big trouble passed more closely than most people think.

The future of freezing

Cross-posted from Climate Central. In many parts of the U.S. March went out like a lion this year. But a new interactive map of high-resolution climate projections from Climate Central promises much tamer, warmer Marches in the future. In fact, …

‘Climategate’ is a diversion

Magicians divert us with wands and puffs of smoke. Bullfighters fool steers with flashes of cape at just the right moment. Even Shakespeare understood: Things in motion sooner catch the eye than what not stirs. The human brain likes movement, …