Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rosenberg was Grist's executive editor. He's the author of Say Everything and Dreaming in Code, founder of and co-founder of He covered technology for a decade and wrote theater and film reviews for another decade, and has yet to resolve the resulting left-brain/right-brain conflict.

Autism and high-fructose corn syrup: A deeper look

Grist's editor discusses the furor around last week's post about a study that sought to tie the U.S.'s most popular industrial sweetener to increases in autism rates.

Haiku update: Reprieve for a boiling frog

Grist Haiku contest ends in dead heat. We're stymied. Frog, live on! (For now.)

‘Verification in reverse’: A chat with Jay Rosen

Verification is nailing down the truth. Verification in reverse is casting doubt on previously nailed-down truths. Media critic Jay Rosen explains how the process works.

How Huffington Post aided a demolition job on climate science

By reporting a climate-denialist stunt without probing its sources and context, the now Pulitzer-garlanded HuffPost participated in "verification in reverse" -- ripping up facts that were once nailed down.

For Earth Day, let’s get haiku together

Retire one haiku and inspire another one! Email. Tweet. Repeat.

We lost, we laughed, we cried: An April Fools’ post mortem

Are some issues too important to poke fun at? Is nothing sacred? Oh, get serious: Laughter saves lives. It certainly won't sink the climate movement.

Three questions about energy for Maggie Koerth-Baker

The author of the refreshingly pragmatic "Before the Lights Go Out" talks about finding common ground with climate deniers, the value of individual action in fixing a broken energy system, and the price of gas.

Grist spreads our new design’s wings

We rolled out our new look much more widely on our site. Let us know what you think!

Health-care reform: Collective solutions and the individualist tantrum

As the Supreme Court debates health-care reform, what's at stake? Our collective capacity to solve any of the big complex problems we face, that's what.